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Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Art Farmer Quintet Plays The Great Jazz Hits

Round Midnight
The Art Farmer Quintet Plays The Great Jazz Hits
Produced by Teo Macero
Engineering: Stan Tonkel and Russ Payne
Columbia Records CL 2746

Art Farmer, trumpet, fluegehorn
Jimmy Heath, saxophone
Cedar Walton, piano
Walter Booker, bass
Mickey Roker, drums

From the back cover: As loose and free and swinging as these performances sound, they are not "head" arrangements. Instead, Jimmy Heath sketched out some charts to preserve the character of the original number. But these are much more than just faithful renditions of timeless modern jazz standards. They are standards brought to new life, with just a touch of a new sound – Art Farmer's.

Song For My Father
'Round Midnight
Watermelon Man
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
I Remember Clifford
Take Five
The "In" Crowd

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