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…


Art Farmer Discography Update 13

Discography updates as of June 7, 2021 Part 3 (1966-1980): 1970-04-24 This 2018 CD release is newly added to the discography and features Art Farmer in concert with the Heikki Sarmanto Trio, in Oulu, Finland. The bassist is Ilkka Willman, and the drummer, Matti Koskiala. Farmer is heard on 5 of the 8 tracks and… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 12

Discography updates as of December 16, 2020 Part 1 (1948-1957): 1957-02-02 This radio broadcast, featuring the Horace Silver Quintet (Farmer (t), Hank Mobley (ts), Silver (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Louis Hayes (d)) live at the Blue Note Club in Philadelphia, PA, can be found on YouTube. Further information, such as solo order and duration has… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 11 and Performance Venue Update

Discography update as of October 14, 2020 Part 4 (1981-1999): 1987-06-28 A newly obtained live recording (radio broadcast) of the Jazztet at the Montreal Jazz Festival has been added. Many thanks to Michael Fitzgerald for bringing this to our attention. The list of venues at which Art Farmer performed during his 50-year career has been… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 10

Discography updates as of July 29, 2020 Most of the following additions come from the database of a major European collector. The session date (yyyy-mm-dd) is followed by a brief description. While perusing this list (and the sessions), you will find the names of many iconic modern jazz figures including bassist Ray Brown, saxophonists Stan… Read more…


Art Farmer and Ornette Coleman

In the June 11, 2020 edition of his blog, Take the “A” Train, Ehsan Khoshbakht republishes a review of Ornette Coleman’s LP, Something Else!!!: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Contemporary  3551), written by Art Farmer. This review was originally published in The Jazz Review, Vol. 2, No. 6 (July 1959) and reveals the onset of… Read more…


We’re All in this Together

March 26, 2020 Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny was mentored by Art Farmer and recently recalled some words of wisdom from the jazz master that are apropos as we all struggle with the current coronavirus pandemic: Stay well everybody!


Art Farmer Dialogue Day at William Paterson University

On March 10, 2020, an Art Farmer Dialogue Day was held at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. At this 4 hour event, 10 ensembles made up of students in the WPU Jazz Studies Program, performed music associated with the great trumpeter/flugelhornist/flumpeter Art Farmer. The performances were then critiqued by faculty members and fellow students.… Read more…