Sunday, June 9, 2013

Art Farmer - You Make Me Smile

Among the most consistent of jazzmen, flugelhornist Art Farmer sounds in fine form on this quintet outing with tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Akira Tana. The material, other than the standards "Nostalgia" and "Have You Met Miss Jones?" is more obscure than usual, with an adaptation of a Scriabin classical prelude and numbers by Rufus Reid, Farmer ("Flashback") and Benny Carter ("Souvenir"). Creative bop-based music with Farmer's usual subtlety clearly in evidence. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Art Farmer Quintet
Album: You Make Me Smile
Year: 1984
Label: Soul Note
Runtime: 37:06

1.  You Make Me Smile (Rufus Reid) 4:25
2.  Prelude No 1 (Alexander Scriabin) 7:08
3.  Nostalgia (Tadd Dameron/Fats Navarro) 5:49
4.  Flashback (Art Farmer) 7:55
5.  Souvenir (Benny Carter) 6:58
6.  Have You Met Miss Jones (Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers) 4:49

Art Farmer (Flugelhorn)
Clifford Jordan (Tenor Saxophone)
Fred Hersch (Piano)
Rufus Reid (Double Bass)
Akira Tana (Drums)


  1. Thanks very much! Always good to hear more Art.

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