The Art Farmer – Benny Golson Jazztet Recordings

The Jazztet was an outstanding sextet co-led by Art Farmer and Benny Golson, friends and colleagues for many years before the ensemble made its debut in 1959. These two musicians were not only on the same wave length in their respect and desire for strong, memorable melodies and a solid, swinging foundation, they also complemented each other beautifully as soloists. Golson was the main composer and arranger contributing originals that have become standards in the jazz repertoire such as “I Remember Clifford” and “Killer Joe.” Farmer was represented in the band’s book with his “Farmer’s Market” and “Mox Nix.”

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The Elite Forty-Eight Recordings of Art Farmer

Art Farmer left an abundance of fine recordings and here, in addition to The Essential Dozen,  we list another forty-eight to complement The Essential Dozen. While Farmer is the leader on most of these, you will find some very famous and highly regarded albums led by Wardell Gray, Gigi Gryce, Gene Ammons, Hal McKusick, Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, Clifford Jordan, Milt Jackson, Gerry Mulligan and Quincy Jones. By exploring the sixty albums in both the Essential and Elite categories, you will have been exposed to Art Farmer’s genius in a variety of settings over a long and productive career.

The Essential Dozen Albums for Listening to Art Farmer

The Essential Dozen is a list of albums that provides a way for you to get started if you are just learning about Art Farmer. Our strategy in compiling these examples is to help you appreciate the wide range of Art’s remarkable musical legacy, assembled over a career spanning half a century. The list includes sessions with Art as both leader and sideman and drawn from several time periods and contexts.

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