Art Farmer on Film and TV

The following information comes from Jazz On the Screen and other sources.

*in Discography; TV = made for television or commercial DVD

Nat King Cole and Joe Adams’ Orchestra (1951)*
Will Cowan Director
Art Farmer is seen in the trumpet section of the band backing Cole which is really the Gerald Wilson Orchestra. Other members of the band include trumpeter Gerald Wilson and saxophonists Buddy Collette and Frank Morgan.

Art Ford’s Jazz Party (1958; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer along with Jimmy Cleveland, Gigi Gryce, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Jones, Kenny Burrell, uncertain bass, drums and Candido perform on Nov. 20, 1958.

I Want to Live (1958)*
Robert Wise Director
Art Farmer appears in a septet including Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, Gerry Mulligan, Pete Jolly, Red Mitchell and Shelly Manne.

The Subject Is Jazz: The Future of Jazz (1958; TV)*
Lynwood King Director
Doc Severinsen, Jimmy Cleveland, Tony Scott with guests George Russell, Dr. Robert Pace, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Gene Quill, Barry Galbraith perform 4 titles (2 by Russell and 2 by Billy Taylor) in 1958.

Timex All Star Jazz Show, No. 2 (1958; TV)*
Bill Hobin Director
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet performs “Night Walk” (actually “Bernie’s Tune”) on April 30, 1958.

Gerry Mulligan Quartet in Rome (1959; TV)*
Director unknown
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Art Farmer performs 7 titles in Rome, Italy, in June 1959.

Jazz on a Summer’s Day (1959)*
Bert Stern Director
Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Bill Crow and Dave Bailey perform “Catch As Catch Can” at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

Newport Jazz Festival 1960 (1960; TV)*
Director unknown
The Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet performs “Killer Joe.”

The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1960; TV)
Dwight Hemion Director
Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Art Farmer appears in “Salute to Jazz” on Feb. 1, 1959; The Jazztet appears on Feb. 15, 1960.

The Subterraneans (1960)*
Ranald MacDougall Director
Art Farmer, Gerry Mulligan and others seen on camera and heard on the film soundtrack.

The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1961)
Vincente Minnelli Director
Art Farmer, Gerry Mulligan and others are heard on the film soundtrack.

Jazz IS Music (1963; TV)*
Director Unknown
The Art Farmer Quartet with Jim Hall, Bob Cunningham and Walter Perkins performs “Stompin’ at the Savoy” in the courtyard of the New School in New York City. This is the first recording of the Art Farmer Quartet with Jim Hall.

Jazz 625: The Art Farmer Quartet (1964; TV)*
Terry Henebery Director
Art Farmer with Jim Hall, Steve Swallow and Pete La Roca Sims perform 4 titles on June 27, 1964.

Jazz Casual: Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall (1964; TV)*
Richard Moore Director
Art Farmer with Jim Hall, Steve Swallow and Walter Perkins perform 5 titles on Jan. 10, 1964, in San Francisco.

Rita Reys and Oliver Nelson on Netherlands Television (1965; TV)*
Director Unknown
Vocalist Rita Reys sings with an ensemble led by Oliver Nelson and including Art Farmer and Lee Konitz. “It Could Happen to You” and “Just Friends” are performed.

6th Festival de jazz d’Antibes Juan-les-Pins (1965; TV)*
Jean Christophe Averty Director
Art Farmer Quartet performs a blues at the Antibes Jazz Festival, on July 26, 1965.

Molde Jazz Festival 1966 (1966; TV)
N. Valle Director
The Art Farmer quartet including Lasse Sjøsten, Roman Dylag and Rune Carlsson perform in Norway.

Vienna Modern Jazz Soloist Competition All Star “Jury” Sextet (1966; TV)*
Director Unknown
A sextet made up of Art Farmer, J. J. Johnson, Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley, Josef Zawinul, Ron Carter and Mel Lewis served as the jury for the Competition for International Modern Jazz Soloists in Vienna held on May 24, 1966 and performed 3 days later at a concert featuring Friedrich Gulda’s Eurojazz Orchestra (which ensemble included the sextet members). The sextet performed 3 pieces that were broadcast on WDR-TV.

Art Farmer on NRK Television (1968; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer performs “Once I Loved” with Einar Iversen’s Trio in Oslo, Norway, on March 28, 1968.

Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club: Boxing Day Special (1969; TV)*
Terry Henebery, Vernon Lawrence Directors
The Clarke-Boland Big Band including Art Farmer performs “Pentonville” on Oct. 25, 1969, in London.

Tous En Scène (1969; TV)*
Claude Ventura Director
Art Farmer, George Gruntz, Henri Texier and Daniel Humair perform “Gingerbread Boy,” Feb. 28, 1969 in France.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival (1970; TV)
Director unknown
Dizzy Gillespie and the Clarke-Boland Big Band with Art Farmer perform 6 titles on Nov. 4, 1970.

Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club: Clarke-Boland, Teddy Wilson, Newport All Stars, Oscar Peterson (1970; TV)*
Terry Henebery Director
The Clarke-Boland Big Band including Art Farmer performs “I Don’t Want Nothin’” on October 25, 1969, in London.

Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club: Gary Burton, Buddy Tate, Clarke-Boland (1970; TV)*
Terry Henebery Director
The Clarke-Boland Big Band including Art Farmer performs “Fellini 712,” “Triple Play” and “I’m Glad There Is You” on October 25, 1969, in London.

Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club: Gary Burton, Mary Lou Williams, Clarke-Boland (1970; TV)*
Terry Henebery Director
The Clarke-Boland Big Band including Art Farmer performs “Sax No End” on October 25, 1969, in London.

Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club: Guitar Workshop, Mary Lou Williams, Robert Patterson, Clarke-Boland (1970; TV)*
Terry Henebery Director
The Clarke-Boland Big Band including Art Farmer performs “Box 703, Washington, D.C.” on October 25, 1969, in London.

Jazz Scene at the Ronnie Scott Club: Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan, Clarke-Boland (1970; TV)*
Terry Henebery Director
The Clarke-Boland Big Band including Art Farmer performs 4 titles on October 25, 1969, in London.

Zagrajcie A Napisza (1973; TV)
Andrzej Wasylewski Director
Art Farmer, Peter Herbolzheimer and Karin Krog are seen on camera in Poland.

Jazz à Dunkerque (1973; TV)* 
Jean-Pierre Manquillet Director
Slide Hampton leads a 12-piece all-star orchestra including Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey, Kenny Clarke and others at the 5th Dunkerque Jazz Festival.

Ella Fitzgerald in Köln (1974; TV)*
Director unknown
Ella Fitzgerald, backed by a band including Art Farmer, performs several titles in April 1974.

Jazz à Cháteauvallon (1974; TV)
Jean-Pierre Manquillet, Marc Pavaux Directors
Art Farmer appears with Slide Hampton, Hal Singer, Kenny Drew, Jimmy Woode and Art Taylor in Paris.

Jazz Gehort und Gesehen (1974; TV)
Peter Lilienthal and others Directors
The Clarke-Boland Big Band including Art Farmer performs “Faces” in Zürich, in 1970.

Permission to Kill (1975)
Cyril Frankel Director
Art Farmer is heard with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra on the movie soundtrack.

The Jazz Gala Big Band Orchestra with Special Guests (1976; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer and Gerry Mulligan perform “Festive Minor’ and “Blues in My Shoes” with Peter Herbolzheimer’s Orchestra in Wiesbaden, on January 23, 1976 (ZDF-TV).

Jazz at the Smithsonian: Art Farmer Quartet (1982; TV)*
Clark Santee, Della Gravel Santee Directors
Art Farmer, Fred Hersch, Dennis Irwin and Billy Hart perform 6 titles at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, on February 20, 1982.

Jazz in Exile (1982; TV)
Chuck France Director
Art Farmer, Buddy Montgomery, Rufus Reid and Ray Appleton perform “In a Sentimental Mood.”

Playboy Jazz Festival 1982 (1982; TV)*
Director unknown
Benny Golson, Art Farmer and Nancy Wilson perform.

Art Farmer Quintet in East Berlin (1983; TV)*
Director unknown
The Art Farmer Quintet with Harry Sokal, Fritz Pauer, Jeff Wohlgenannt and Joris Dudli perform “Fairytale Countryside” on GDR-TV, in June 1983.

Playboy Jazz Festival 1984 (1984; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer, Benny Golson and Nancy Wilson perform “I’ll Remember April,” “Save Your Love for Me” and “I Thought About You.”

Sarah Vaughan Sings the Poetry of Pope John Paul II: One World One Peace Suite (1984; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer is part of a large orchestra and chorus conducted by Lalo Schifrin and arranged by Francy Boland, backing Sarah Vaughan and others singing poems written by Pope John Paul II. The concerts took place June 28-30, 1984, in Düsseldorf and parts were broadcast on WDR-TV.

Trumpet Kings (1985; TV)
Burrill Crohn Director
Art Farmer is seen in film clips along with many other trumpeters. Wynton Marsalis is the host.

Focus on Jazz: Jazz in Concert – Roman Schwaller and Vladyslav Sendecki Quintet (1987; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer is part of a quintet performing six compositions in Zurich, Switzerland, and broadcast on SRG-TV.

Lionel Hampton and His Giants of Jazz (1988; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer appears with Benny Bailey in the Lionel Hampton band in Germany in 1988.

ZDF Jazz Club 1988 (1988; TV)*
Peter Behle Director
The Lionel Hampton Band with Art Farmer and Benny Bailey perform “How High the Moon” and “Flying Home” in Leonburg, Germany, on June 26, 1988.

Club Date: Art Farmer Quintet (1989; TV)*
Paul Marshall Director
The Art Farmer Quintet with Clifford Jordan perform five compositions in the KPBS Studios, in San Diego, California, on July 28, 1989.

Live at Sweet Basil (1990; TV)*
Elect Brown Director
A quartet including Art Farmer, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter and Billy Higgins performs 6 titles at a famed New York City club in 1990.

Rhythmstick (1991; TV)*
Anthony Edgeworth Director
Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer and others perform 9 titles – 1989 recording session.

Jazz à Vienne (1992; TV)*
Bruno Hullin Director
Art Farmer appears with the Gerry Mulligan Re-Birth of the Cool ensemble performing 12 titles on July 9, 1992, in Vienne, France.

Jazz Backstage (1992; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer appears with the Gerry Mulligan Re-Birth of the Cool ensemble performing “Jeru,” “Boplicity” and “Blueport on July 1, 1992, in Stuttgart, Germany.

A Great Day in Harlem (1994)
Jean Bach Director
Story behind a famous 1958 photo shoot – Art Farmer seen on camera.

Forgotten Tenor (1994)
Abraham Ravett Director
Story of Wardell Gray with interviews of several associates including Art Farmer.

North Sea Jazz Festival 1995 (1995; TV)
Director unknown
The Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet including Curtis Fuller, Michael Weiss, Buster Williams and Carl Allen perform in The Netherlands.

Jazztage Berlin 1996 (1996; TV)*
Wolfgang Kraesze Director
The Jazztet with Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Geoffrey Keezer, Dwayne Burno, Joe Farnsworth and Jon Hendricks performs 5 titles.

Listen: Gerry Mulligan (1996; TV)
Thor Raxlen Director
Art Farmer is interviewed along with many others providing a profile of Gerry Mulligan.

New Morning Nights (1996; TV)*
Patrick Savey Director
Art Farmer is one of several musicians appearing on screen including Ray Brown and Roy Hargrove in Paris, on November 14, 1996.

JazzBaltica Festival 1997 (1997; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer performs with a septet including Benny Golson, Milt Jackson, Ulf Wakenius, Toots Thielelmans, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Jonas Johansen.

Live au New Morning 1998 (1998; TV)*
Patrick Savey Director
The Ray Brown Quintet including Art Farmer and Roy Hargrove perform “Ow” in Paris, on November 14, 1996.

¡Como Se Forma Una Rumba! (How to Create a Rumba) (2001; TV)
Iván Acosta Director
Art Farmer and Chico O’Farrill speak and perform in an orchestra.

In the Name of Jazz (2001; TV)*
Daniel Farhi Director
Art Farmer appears with Ray Brown, Richard Bona, Henri Texier and Pierre Boussaguet recorded in Paris (probably 1996).

Sur La Route Avec… (2004; TV)*
Patrick Savey, Daniel Fahri Directors
Alvin Queen (“The Man with the Golden Sticks”) with Clark Terry, Art Farmer, Jacky Terrasson, Pierre Boussaquet, Ray Brown in Paris in, 1996.

Jazz Cellar (2005; TV)*
Director unknown
Art Farmer performs “Just Friends” with members of Oliver Nelson’s band including Lee Konitz and Åke Persson in The Netherlands, in 1965.

25 Years at New Morning (2006)*
Director unknown
Ray Brown (bass) and Art Farmer perform “In a Sentimental Mood” in Paris, on November 14, 1996.

Dizzy & Tito Tangorine (2006)*
Creed Taylor Director
Rhythmstick recording session and interviews with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer and others; 9 titles (June 1989)

Montmartre I Store Regnegade (2006; TV)
Kåre Poulsen Director
The Art Farmer Quartet including Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath perform in 1968.

ARENA: Cool (2009; TV)
Anthony Wall Director
Art Farmer Quartet performs – title and personnel unknown

Bi No Tsubo (Mark of Beauty) (2013; TV)
Director unknown
Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet performs “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”