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Art Farmer

Arthur Stewart Farmer (August 21, 1928 – October 4, 1999) was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He also played flumpet, a trumpet–flugelhorn combination especially designed for him. He and his identical twin brother, double bassist Addison Farmer, started playing professionally while in high school. Art gained greater attention after the release of a recording of his composition "Farmer's Market" in 1952. He subsequently moved from Los Angeles to New York, where he performed and recorded with musicians such as Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, and Gigi Gryce and became known principally as a bebop player.

As Farmer's reputation grew, he expanded from bebop into more experimental forms through working with composers such as George Russell and Teddy Charles. He went on to join Gerry Mulligan's quartet and, with Benny Golson, to co-found the Jazztet. Continuing to develop his own sound, Farmer switched from trumpet to the warmer flugelhorn in the early 1960s, and he helped to establish the flugelhorn as a soloist's instrument in jazz. He settled in Europe in 1968 and continued to tour internationally until his death. Farmer recorded more than 50 albums under his own name, a dozen with the Jazztet, and dozens more with other leaders. His playing is known for its individuality – most noticeably, its lyricism, warmth of tone and sensitivity.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 21st, 1928 (Council Bluffs), Died October 4th, 1999 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 42 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101538 2/4/1957 This time the dream's on me Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101539 2/4/1957 Isn't it romantic? Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101540 2/4/1957 Alone together Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101541 2/4/1957 That old devil moon Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101542 2/5/1957 Criss cross Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101543 2/5/1957 For Art's sake Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101544 2/5/1957 Down and dirty Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101545 2/5/1957 Gone with the wind Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101546 2/6/1957 When your lover has gone Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101547 2/6/1957 Makin' whoopee Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101548 2/6/1957 Ponsu Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101549 2/6/1957 This time the dream's on me Art Farmer Quintet ; Hal McKusick instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101595 2/7/1957 Curtain call Joe Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101596 2/7/1957 Mimi the champ Joe Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101597 2/7/1957 Hello to you Joe Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101598 2/7/1957 Winter snow Joe Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101599 2/7/1957 Skeetie Joe Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 101600 2/7/1957 Dorothy's little shadow Joe Holiday instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102148 4/2/1957 My sweetie went away Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102149 4/2/1957 Am I blue? Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102150 4/3/1957 See here Miss Bromley Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102151 4/3/1957 Poor Dr. Millmoss Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102152 4/3/1957 All too soon Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102153 4/4/1957 Minor matters Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 102154 4/4/1957 Latined fractured Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 42 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Farmer, Art," accessed May 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314819.

Farmer, Art. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314819.

"Farmer, Art." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314819

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