Blame It on My Youth

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is one of the better Art Farmer recordings of the 1980s, which is saying a great deal, for the flugelhornist is among the most consistent of all jazz musicians. The two ballads that open and close this set "Blame It on My Youth" and "I'll Be Around" give Farmer an opportunity to display his warm and attractive sound with fine support from pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Victor Lewis, while the other five pieces Benny Carter's "Summer Serenade" and more obscure material add the great tenor saxophonist and so-so soprano player Clifford Jordan to the group. It's an enjoyable and very successful outing.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is one of the better Art Farmer recordings of the 1980s, which is saying a great deal, for the flugelhornist is among the most consistent of all jazz musicians. The two ballads that open and close this set "Blame It on My Youth" and "I'll Be Around" give Farmer an opportunity to display his warm and attractive sound with fine support from pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Victor Lewis, while the other five pieces Benny Carter's "Summer Serenade" and more obscure material add the great tenor saxophonist and so-so soprano player Clifford Jordan to the group. It's an enjoyable and very successful outing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/1991
  • Label: Contemporary
  • UPC: 025218144223
  • Catalog Number: 14042
  • Sales rank: 129,798

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blame It on My Youth (7:05)
  2. 2 Fairy Tale Countryside (9:46)
  3. 3 The Smile of the Snake (6:01)
  4. 4 Third Avenue (8:16)
  5. 5 Summer Serenade - Art Farmer (6:16)
  6. 6 Progress Report (4:32)
  7. 7 I'll Be Around (5:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Farmer Quintet Primary Artist, Track Performer
Art Farmer Indexed Contributor, Flugelhorn, Track Performer
Rufus Reid Bass, Acoustic Bass
James Williams Piano
Victor Lewis Drums
Clifford Jordan Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Tenor (Vocal)
Jack Williams Piano
Technical Credits
Donald Brown Composer
Art Farmer Arranger
James Williams Composer
Alec Wilder Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Stanley Crouch Liner Notes
George Horn Mastering
Helen Keane Producer
Danny Kopelson Engineer, Remixing
Scott Noll Engineer
James "Diamond" Williams Contributor
Phil Carroll Artwork
Jamie Putnam Cover Design
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