Art Farmer Septet

In the early Fifties Art Farmer was strictly a trumpeter, but the mellowness associated with his later work on flugelhorn was easily discernible then, too. The July 1953 session with his fellow members of the Lionel Hampton band was the taking-the-boy-out-of-California. The June 1954 date, with the same instrumentation (Jimmy Cleveland is the trombonist in both groups), contains the early results of the New Yorkification of the man. The common thread (perhaps a strong rope) linking the two se… MORE


By 1956, when this album was recorded, Art Farmer had come into his own as a trumpet soloist. His combination of earthiness, drive, respect for… More