Art Farmer Discography Update 8

Discography updates as of November 1, 2019 Part 1 (1948-1957): Session of mid-April 1949 (Various artists/Jazz Off the Air, Vol. 2) – solo information added after auditioning tracks. Session of May 7, 1957 (Elliot Lawrence/Jazz Goes Broadway) – solo information added after auditioning tracks and added previously unlisted reissue (RCA Victor (Eu.) CD 74321 43393… Read more…


Art Farmer Archive and Scholarship Announced

Much of Art Farmer’s music, recordings and memorabilia has been donated to the Living Jazz Archives at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. In addition, the Art Farmer Jazz Master Scholarship has been established to assist students in the Jazz Studies program at the school. For further information, see William Paterson News. These are important… Read more…


Addison Farmer Discography Now Available

String bassist Addison Farmer (1928-1963) was Art Farmer’s twin brother and present on many very important albums of the 1950s and early 1960s. By the time of his untimely death from a brain aneurysm at the age of only 34, Addison, like Art, had firmly established himself on the New York City jazz scene. Over… Read more…


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…