Art Farmer Discography Update 7

Discography updates as of April 28, 2019: A new session has been added to the Art Farmer Discography 1966-1980: November 4, 1970 – this is a televised, live appearance of Dizzy Gillespie with the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band in Copenhagen, Denmark. Art Farmer is in the trumpet section of the band but does not… Read more…


Art Farmer in Phoenix

Art Farmer and his twin brother Addison were born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on August 21, 1928, and moved at the age of four to Phoenix, Arizona. On the occasion of a recent celebration of the life and music of Art Farmer held at The Nash in Phoenix, Lynne Mueller and Noal Cohen visited several… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 6

Discography updates as of April 8, 2019: Two new, unissued sessions have been added to the Art Farmer Discography 1981-1999: November 7, 1996 – this is part of a live concert co-led by Benny Golson and Jon Hendricks that took place in Erding, Germany. A tribute to the music of Benny Golson performed basically by… Read more…


Art Farmer Celebrated in Phoenix

The great trumpeter/flugelhornist/flumpeter and NEA Jazz Master Art Farmer was celebrated in words and music on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at The Nash, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Two sets were performed by the Dmitri Matheny Quintet: Dmitri Matheny (flugelhorn), Mary Petrich (tenor and soprano saxophones), Angelo Versace (piano), Dwight Kilian (bass) and Dom Moio (drums).… Read more…


Art Farmer Interviewed

Here are a couple of brief but fascinating fragments from interviews of Art Farmer. In the first (1988), Art talks about two iconic but older musicians, Buck Clayton and Lester Young. The second is a clip from an Art Farmer interview done August 13, 1993 as part of the New York Public Library Louis Armstrong Jazz… Read more…


Farmer’s Art Podcast: A Jazz Conversation

In a fascinating and revealing podcast, radio producer and host Bob Hecht talks with flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny about Art Farmer, who for many years was Matheny’s mentor and primary inspiration. Matheny discusses the insightful, unexpected and sometimes amusing exchanges the two engaged in throughout their decade-long relationship and Farmer’s view that jazz performance itself should… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 5

Updates to the Art Farmer discography as of January 24, 2019: Art Farmer discography 1948-1957: Two new issues have been added.   Art Farmer discography 1958-1965: Two new issues have been added.   Art Farmer discography 1966-1980: Session of September 7, 1970 – The composer of “Con-Fab” is pianist Fritz Pauer, NOT Art Farmer/Jimmy Heath… Read more…


A Great Day In Harlem Revisited

In November 2018, a new book entitled “Art Kane: Harlem 1958” was published in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of Kane’s historic photo of 57 jazz musicians,”A Great Day in Harlem,” taken on August 12, 1958, at 17 East 126th Street in Harlem, New York City, and which appeared in the January 1959 issue of Esquire… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 4

Updates to the Art Farmer discography as of November 24, 2018: Art Farmer discography 1958-1965: A new session dated April 30, 1964 has been added. This is a live recording of the Art Farmer Quartet with Jim Hall in Stockholm (Golden Circle). Art Farmer discography 1966-1980: One new issue has been added that includes a… Read more…


Art Farmer Reviewed Albums

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,… Read more…