Complete Studio Recordings

Complete Studio Recordings

by Art Farmer
     
 

This Lone Hill compilation collects all of the quintet studio recordings made together by Art Farmer and Hal McKusick, covering four different groups, each with a unique rhythm section. Farmer was still playing trumpet, prior to his switch to flugelhorn, while the alto saxophonist also doubles on clarinet and bass clarinet. The bulk of the album features the two men…  See more details below

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This Lone Hill compilation collects all of the quintet studio recordings made together by Art Farmer and Hal McKusick, covering four different groups, each with a unique rhythm section. Farmer was still playing trumpet, prior to his switch to flugelhorn, while the alto saxophonist also doubles on clarinet and bass clarinet. The bulk of the album features the two men with pianist Eddie Costa, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Gus Johnson, with Al Cohn and Manny Albam contributing most of the arrangements. It is immediately apparent that the co-leaders have a natural ability to complement one another with perfect backing for the other's solos, highlighted by the magical take of "Alone Together." The next session features two originals written and arranged by Jimmy Giuffre, with guitarist Barry Galbraith, bassist Teddy Kotick, and drummer Osie Johnson providing rhythm. Both of these cool-toned pieces have a touch of mystery and are beautifully interpreted. Giuffre is also the arranger for three pieces featuring Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Connie Kay with the leaders, with McKusick's bass clarinet taking solo honors in "It Never Entered My Mind." The last three tracks also include Evans, expanding the group to a sextet with Galbraith, Hinton, and Charlie Persip joining Farmer and McKusick. George Russell is the arranger, with a swaggering yet cool take of Russell's "Stratusphunk" standing out. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2008
Label:
Lonehill Jazz Spain
UPC:
8436019582237
catalogNumber:
10223
Rank:
192061

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Farmer   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Eddie Costa   Piano
Bill Evans   Piano
Hal McKusick   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Indexed Contributor
Teddy Kotick   Bass
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Gus Johnson   Drums
Osie Johnson   Drums
Charlie Persip   Drums

Technical Credits

Art Farmer   Arranger,Composer
Jimmy Giuffre   Arranger,Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Manny Albam   Arranger,Composer
Cohn   Arranger,Composer
George Russell   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Arthur Kramer   Liner Notes

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