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|
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.
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