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Coup de Chance Soundtrack

Coup de Chance (Stroke of Luck) is a 2023 French language movie written and directed by Woody Allen. It has been described as a domestic thriller or comedy-drama thriller and reviews have been generally positive. Of interest here is the fact that the soundtrack from the movie is essentially made up of excerpts from 6… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 16

Discography Update as of June 6, 2023 Part 3 (1966-1980): Addition of session of May 15, 1977: Art Farmer Quartet live at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco, CA. In April of 1977, Art Farmer and alto saxophonist Jackie McLean were touring Japan backed by the stellar rhythm section known as “The Magic Triangle” –… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 15

Discography Updates as of March 22, 2023 Part 3 (1966-1980): A rare LP (Helidon 08-002) recorded and issued in 1969, in what was then Yugoslavia, includes a track that is claimed to be a composition by Art Farmer and Oliver Nelson entitled “The Sweetest Song.” This has always appeared very suspicious to us in view… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 14

Discography Updates as of February 15, 2023 Part 2 (1958-1965): Steeplechase Records in Denmark has announced the March 2023 release of of a Gerry Mulligan Quartet concert in Copenhagen. This has never before been issued and  a preview reveals excellent music and sound. The recording date is May 21, 1959. Part 3 (1966-1980): An elegant… Read more…


A Great Day in Harlem (in Metuchen, NJ)

 We previously posted about the “Great Day in Harlem Tour” in 1998-1999 involving the Art Farmer Quintet. At these events, the film about the iconic Art Kane photograph was shown followed by a live performance by the quintet, the personnel of which was Art Farmer (flumpet), Ron Blake (sax), Ted Rosenthal (piano), Kenny Davis (bass) and Yoron… Read more…


Art Farmer Tribute January 28, 2023

On Saturday, January 28, 2023, Arnie Perez and VTY Jazz Arts, Inc. produced a tribute to Art Farmer held at The Cutting Room in New York City. The band was made up of Duane Eubanks, trumpet and flugelhorn, Steve Davis, trombone, Rick Germanson, piano, Tony Davis, guitar, Santi Debriano, bass and Jerome Jennings, drums. Although… Read more…


Art Farmer Jazz Master Scholarship Winners

Established at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, in 2019, the Art Farmer Jazz Master Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student who demonstrates extraordinary musical talent and academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0). Here are the scholarship recipients:   2019-2020 Jon Gittings, trumpet From Cranbury, New Jersey WPU Class of 2022… Read more…


Art Farmer – International Jazz Day 2022

  On International Jazz Day April 30, 2022, UNESCO Club Vienna will pay tribute to the following important contributors to the Austrian jazz scene: The 50th anniversary of Jazzland, Austria’s oldest jazz club, located in Vienna, Austria. The 100th birthday of the German photographer Susanne Schapowalow who documented the European jazz scene as the only… Read more…


Art Farmer Tribute at William Paterson University 2021

The Art Farmer Archive at William Paterson University became a reality in 2019 when Lynne Mueller, Farmer’s manager and companion in his later years, donated a variety of materials to the Living Jazz Archives. These include recordings, music, photos, articles and memorabilia. Thus Farmer joins trumpeters Thad Jones and Clark Terry, saxophonist Michael Brecker, pianists… Read more…