Here is an interesting discovery: Did you know that Art Farmer reviewed jazz LPs? He was a contributor to Jazz Review Magazine from 1958 to 1960. Several of the issues containing his reviews are now available at Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies. Here is a list of his reviews:
Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1958, p. 37-38: Art Farmer reviews Sonny Rollins, Freedom Suite, Riverside 12-258
Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1958, p. 4: Art Farmer is listed as a contributor to Jazz Review along with Gunther Schuller, Frank Driggs, Mimi Clar, William Russo, Dick Katz, Glenn Coulter, Bob Brookmeyer, George Russell, Bill Crow, Larry Gushee, Guy Waterman, Hsio Wen Shih, Orrin Keepnews, Benny Green, Andre Hodeir, Bob Wilber, Dick Wellstood, Stanley Dance, Julian Adderley, Ralph Berton, Joachim Berendt, Horst Lippmann, Arrigo Polillo, Tupper Saussy, and others.
Vol. 2, No. 6, July 1959, p. 18: Art Farmer reviews Ornette Coleman, Something Else!!!!, Contemporary C 3551
Vol. 2, No. 10, November 1959, p. 32: Art Farmer reviews Ruby Braff, Easy Now, RCA Victor LPM-1966
Vol. 2, No. 10, November 1959, p. 36: Art Farmer reviews Benny Golson, Benny Golson & the Philadelphians, United Artists UAL 4020
Vol. 2, No. 11, December 1959, p. 30: Art Farmer reviews Coleman Hawkins, The High and Might Hawk, Felsted FAJ 7005