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"Art Farmer Quintet, The Time And The Place"

Classic Analog Out Of Print LP Pressing. Live Concert Performance, THE TIME AND THE PLACE - The son of a steelworker, Farmer began working as a musician from the mid-1940s onwards. Based in Los Angeles, he played in the bands of Benny Carter and Jay McShann among others. He joined Lionel Hampton's orchestra around 1953, fellow trumpeters Clifford Brown and Quincy Jones were also with Hampton at the time), and having relocated to New York, later worked with Gigi Gryce, Horace Silver and Gerry Mulligan among others. From the middle of the decade he featured in recordings by leading arrangers of the day, including George Russell, Jones and Oliver Nelson. He also formed "The Jazztet" with the composer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson; both men had independently come to the decision that the other should be a member of their group. "The Jazztet" did not gain sufficient club engagements to last beyond 1962, but it did assist the careers of pianist McCoy Tyner and trombonist Grachan Moncur III, and the group recorded several albums for Argo and Mercury Records. Farmer and Golson revived "The Jazztet" in the 1980s for a number of engagements, with the original trombonist Curtis Fuller returning to the group. In the early 1960s Farmer established a trio with guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Steve Swallow. He then moved to Europe, ultimately based in Vienna, where he performed with The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band. Farmer also recorded extensively as a leader throughout his later career. Art Farmer has long been one of the most admired and respected trumpet stylists in jazz. THE TIME AND THE PLACE, a rock'n'roll-ish medium-tempo tune cast in a minor mode by Jimmy Heath, has a purposeful, direct feel conveyed by each of the three soloists - trumpet, tenor and piano. Tracks include: The time and The Place, The Shadow Of Your Smile, One for Juan - Nino's Scene, Short Cake, Make Someone happy and On the Trail. If you like your jazz mainstream-modern -- not avant-garde, screaming or far-out -- the Art Farmer Quintet is worth the listen.
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