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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 26-42 of 42 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 102155 4/4/1957 Blues from Neither Coast Manny Albam and the Jazz Greats of our Time instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103198 9/16/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 2 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103281 9/16/1957 Blues bridge Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 103282 9/16/1957 The blues is everybody's business, part 3 Manny Albam Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104634 3/25/1958 Sing song Hal McKusick Quintet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104635 3/25/1958 It never entered my mind Hal McKusick Quintet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104636 3/25/1958 Yesterdays Hal McKusick Quintet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104637 3/25/1958 A touch of Spring Hal McKusick Quintet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104642 4/7/1958 Stratusphunk Hal McKusick Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104643 4/7/1958 The end of a love affair Hal McKusick Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104644 4/7/1958 You're my thrill Hal McKusick Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 104645 4/7/1958 [Unknown title(s)] Hal McKusick Sextet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105626 9/12/1958 Manhattan George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105627 11/24/1958 A helluva town George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105628 11/24/1958 Manhattan-Rico George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 105629 3/24/1959 Big city blues George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 106127 3/24/1959 East side medley: Autumn in New York ; How about you George Russell Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-42 of 42 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Farmer, Art," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314819.

Farmer, Art. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/314819.

"Farmer, Art." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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