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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
In 1956, trumpeter Art Farmer was teamed with tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Horace Silver in one of the most vital and important modern jazz groups of the seminal hard bop era. But it was Farmer here who was emerging as a leader, with Mobley tagging along on this excellent date. Not to say that Mobley was a slouch, and indeed far from it as a peer of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. Fact is, Mobley led the band with Farmer and Silver, but achieved his greatest acclaim alongside trumpeters Lee Morgan, and eventually Miles Davis. For Farmer, this recording was a coming out party, establishing him not only as a fine player, but a composer who lyricists were ...
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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
In 1956, trumpeter Art Farmer was teamed with tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Horace Silver in one of the most vital and important modern jazz groups of the seminal hard bop era. But it was Farmer here who was emerging as a leader, with Mobley tagging along on this excellent date. Not to say that Mobley was a slouch, and indeed far from it as a peer of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. Fact is, Mobley led the band with Farmer and Silver, but achieved his greatest acclaim alongside trumpeters Lee Morgan, and eventually Miles Davis. For Farmer, this recording was a coming out party, establishing him not only as a fine player, but a composer who lyricists were attracted to. "Farmer's Market" with its by now immortal swift hard bop melody and harmony courtesy of the Farmer/Mobley tandem, and the languid ballad "Reminiscing" with Mobley out but pianist Kenny Drew adding reinforcement a hundredfold, were covered vocally later on by Annie Ross and Earl Coleman respectively. Twin brother Addison Farmer stokes the coals on bass for the hard swinging "Wailin' with Hank," goes for a cool blues groove as the horns play a unison line on "Ad-Dis-Un," and strokes a bluesy swing during "By Myself" as another feature for the trumpeter, in this case with mute, and Mobley sitting out. Drummer Elvin Jones, who sounds like a more sensitive rhythm pilot instead of the powerhouse he would become with John Coltrane, plays his role as an intent listener and firm contributor without pushing the envelope. His style on the recording deserves a close inspection, vis à vis what he would become a decade later. Considering this is early period Farmer, and that his work after leaving the U.S. for Europe led him to playing the softer toned flugelhorn and trumpet exclusively, it is an important document in his legacy, comparing favorably alongside peers Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, and an also emerging Donald Byrd or Lee Morgan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 888072301665
  • Catalog Number: 30166
  • Sales rank: 258,464

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 With Prestige (5:13)
  2. 2 Ad-Dis-Un - Art Farmer Quintet (6:22)
  3. 3 Farmer's Market - Art Farmer Quintet (5:50)
  4. 4 Reminiscing (4:57)
  5. 5 By Myself - Art Farmer Quintet (7:03)
  6. 6 Wailin' with Hank (7:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Farmer Primary Artist, Trumpet, Track Performer, Indexed Contributor
Kenny Drew Piano
Elvin Jones Drums
Hank Mobley Tenor Saxophone
Addison Farmer Bass
Art Farmer Quintet Track Performer
Technical Credits
Phil DeLancie Mastering, Remastering
Howard Dietz Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Liner Notes, Author, Remastering
Ira Gitler Liner Notes, Original Liner Notes
Nick Phillips Reissue Producer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Stuart Kremsky Reissue Production Assistance
Chris Clough Reissue Production Assistance
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