Blues on Down

Blues on Down

by The Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet
     
 
Musically this set finds the Jazztet in top form but the CD reissue is faulty and incomplete, only including seven of the nine selections from the studio date Big City Sounds and four of the six numbers from the concert The Jazztet at Birdhouse. Why the "sampler" approach to such valuable and

Overview

Musically this set finds the Jazztet in top form but the CD reissue is faulty and incomplete, only including seven of the nine selections from the studio date Big City Sounds and four of the six numbers from the concert The Jazztet at Birdhouse. Why the "sampler" approach to such valuable and historical material? The Jazztet recorded six albums during 1960-62 before breaking up and this single CD has "highlights" from the second and fourth dates; a two-CD set would have allowed GRP/Chess to reissue the complete contents of the group's second, fourth and third dates. In any case, the music is excellent, featuring trumpeter Art Farmer, tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson and trombonist Tom McIntosh along with pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Tommy Williams and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. Golson's writing (four of his compositions are here) and arranging gave this group its own sound. Highpoints include "Hi-Fly," the atmospheric "Five Spot After Dark," "Con Alma," "Farmer's Market" and a lengthy "'Round Midnight." This CD is worth picking up until GRP (or its European equivalent) gets around to reissuing the material properly.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/1994
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105180221
catalogNumber:
802

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Performance Credits

Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet   Primary Artist
Art Farmer   Trumpet
Jazztet   Track Performer
Cedar Walton   Piano
Benny Golson   Tenor Saxophone
Albert "Tootie" Heath   Drums
Tom McIntosh   Trombone
Tommy Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Ron Malo   Engineer
Kay Norton   Producer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Jack Tracy   Producer
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Laurie Goldman   Graphic Design
Freddie Paloma   Graphic Design
Tommy Nola   Engineer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design

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