Art Farmer Remembered at Rutgers

Event: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7-9 PM, Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library, Rutgers University in Newark, Newark, NJ

Art Farmer was remembered as part of the Institute of Jazz Studies Research Roundtable series when Lynne Mueller and Noal Cohen presented a curated listening session. The duo discussed the life and music of Art Farmer including a playlist of 12 recordings spanning the 50-year career of the esteemed and influential trumpeter, flugelhornist and flumpeter whose 90th birthday anniversary took place on August 21, 2018. The musical program:

  1. “That Ole Devil Called Love” – Art Farmer Quartet, Art, Argo LPS 678, September 1960
  2. “Farmer’s Market” – Wardell Gray Sextet, Wardell Gray Memorial, Volume Two, Prestige PRLP 7009, January 1952
  3. “Up in Quincy’s Room” – Art Farmer Septet, The Art Farmer Septet, Prestige PRLP 7031, July 1953
  4. “‘Scuse These Blues” (excerpt) – Art Farmer/Clifford Brown and the Swedish All Stars, Clifford Brown Memorial, Prestige PRLP 7055, September 1953
  5. “A Night at Tony’s” – Art Farmer Quintet, When Farmer Met Gryce, Prestige PRLP 7085, May 1954
  6. “Blueport” (excerpt) – Gerry Mulligan Quartet, The “New” Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Tax (Sweden) 3711-2, May 1959
  7. “Serenata” – The Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet, Meet the Jazztet, Argo LPS 664, February 1960
  8. “Rue Prevail” – Art Farmer Orchestra conducted by Oliver Nelson, Listen to Art Farmer and the Orchestra, Mercury SR 60766, September 1962
  9. “Loads of Love” – Art Farmer Quartet with Jim Hall, Interaction, Atlantic 1412, August 1963
  10. “Blame It on My Youth” (excerpt) – Art Farmer Quintet, Blame It on My Youth, Contemporary C 14042, February 1988
  11. “Fairytale Countryside” (excerpt) – Art Farmer Quintet, Live at Sweet Basil, Evidence ECD 22104-2, March 1992
  12. “Cherokee Sketches” (excerpt) – Art Farmer Quintet, Live at Jazzland, Koch Jazz (Austria) 33321-2, January 1998

This was the third in a series of events in 2018 paying tribute to Farmer on the occasion of his 90th birthday anniversary.

Art Farmer’s Decorated Flumpet