|Released 1956 (1956)|
The Art Farmer Septet (1953–54) Early Art (1954)
Release date 1956
Artist Art Farmer
Label Universal Music LLC
Producers Bob Weinstock, Ira Gitler
|Recorded July 2, 1953 and June 7, 1954|
Studio New York City and Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
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The Art Farmer Septet is the debut album by trumpeter Art Farmer, featuring performances recorded in 1953 and 1954, arranged by Quincy Jones and Gigi Gryce, and released by Prestige Records. The cover art was done by cartoonist Don Martin.
- The art farmer septet mau mau
- Art farmer jimmy cleveland cliff solomon oscar estell quincy jones up in quincy s room
- Track listing
The recordings made on July 2, 1953 are some of the earliest recordings of the electric bass. The four tracks with electric bass, played by Monk Montgomery, display his facility with walking bass lines, bebop melodies, and Latin-style ostinato, (Chuck Rainey said that Monk was the first to record the electric bass).
All of the players on the 1953 recording, except drummer Sonny Johnson, were at that time members of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. Johnson was a previous associate of bass player Monk Montgomery, from Indiana.
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The Allmusic review called the album "An excellent early hard bop set". The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented that the album demonstrates that Farmer's "style was already firmly in place: a pensive restraint on ballads, a fleet yet soberly controlled attack on uptempo tunes, and a concern for tonal manipulation within a small range of inflexions".
All compositions by Art Farmer and Quincy Jones except where noted.
- "Mau Mau" – 5:15
- "Work Of Art" – 5:46
- "The Little Bandmaster" – 4:06
- "Up In Quincy's Room" (Gigi Gryce) – 4:00
- "Wildwood" (Gryce) – 2:55
- "Evening In Paris" (Quincy Jones) – 2:41
- "Elephant Walk" (Jones) – 3:25
- "Tia Juana" (Gryce) – 4:52
2Work Of Art5:45
3The Little Bandmaster4:04