Art Farmer Oral History

Here is a clip from an Art Farmer interview done August 13, 1993 as part of the New York Public Library Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project. The complete interview is stored at the Schomburg Center. In this brief video, Farmer discusses his approach to ballad playing.


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…


Art Farmer Discography Update 3

Updates to the Art Farmer discography as of November 2, 2018: 53 new issues have been added to the Art Farmer Discography 1948-1957 70 new issues have been added to the Art Farmer Discography 1958-1965. 20 new issues have been added to the Art Farmer Discography 1966-1980. 2 new sessions have been added to the… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 2

Updates to the Art Farmer discography as of October 17, 2018: 2 new issues have been added to the Art Farmer Discography 1948-1957 14 new issues have been added to the Art Farmer Discography 1958-1965. 4 new issues have been added to the Art Farmer Discography 1966-1980. 4 new sessions have been added to the… Read more…


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… Read more…


Art Farmer Discography Update 1

From now on, any additions or corrections to the Art Farmer Discography will be announced. This is the first such notification. Date: September 22, 2018 6 new issues have been added to The Art Farmer Discography 1948-1957. 14 new issues have been added to The Art Farmer Discography 1958-1965. 2 new issues have been added… Read more…


New Information on the Flumpet

We have received some new and fascinating information on Art Farmer’s flumpets from the David G. Monette Corporation where the instruments were designed. Please see the instruments section of this website.  


Tribute to Art Farmer in Washington, DC

Event: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 7-9 PM, Washington, DC Noal Cohen and Lynne Mueller presented a curated listening session at The University of the District of Columbia as part of the JAZZforum series. The duo discussed the life and music of Art Farmer including a playlist of 12 recordings spanning the 50-year career of the… Read more…