When Farmer Met Gryce

Art Farmer & Gigi Gryce

When Farmer Met Gryce
  • CAT # OJCCD-072-25

    1. A Night At Tony's 5:10
    2. Blue Concept 5:02
    3. Stupendous-Lee 5:48
    4. Deltitnu 4:23
    5. Social Call 6:08
    6. Capri 5:02
    7. Blue Lights 5:20
    8. The Infant's Song 5:16

Art Farmer (1928-1999) and Gigi Gryce (1927-1983) had a special relationship going in the mid-Fifties. They had been bandmates in the Lionel Hampton orchestra that visited France and Sweden in 1953, the band that included Clifford Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, et al., and discovered a natural musical camaraderie. Back in New York they further developed this affinity as Manhattan neighbors and musical partners. It was a specific association that lasted into 1956.
On the first of the two dates here, Art and Gigi are backed by the Prestige house rhythm section of the time--Horace Silver, Percy Heath, and Kenny Clarke. It is a hot blowing session.

with Horace Silver, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Freddie Redd, Addison Farmer, Arthur Taylor

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