Sunday, July 26, 2015

Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztett - Here and Now + Another Git Together

Here and Now:
The Jazztet had been in existence for two years when they recorded what would be their final LPs, Here and Now and Another Git Together. The personnel, other than the two co-leaders, flugelhornist Art Farmer and tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson, had completely changed since 1960 but the group sound was the same. The 1962 version of The Jazztet included trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Roy McCurdy. It is remarkable to think that this talent-filled group wasn't, for some reason, snapped up to record even more albums together. Highlights of their excellent out-of-print LP include Ray Bryant's "Tonk," "Whisper Not," "Just in Time," and Thelonious Monk's "Ruby My Dear." A classic if short-lived hard bop group. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Another Git Together:
Recorded at the same sessions that resulted in Here and Now, this Mercury LP was the sixth and final one that documented the Jazztet before their breakup. The group lasted less than three years, which is surprising considering the talent. The 1962 edition of the Jazztet consisted of flugelhornist Art Farmer, tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson, trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Albert "Tootle" Heath. This spirited and swinging set has six strong selections with the most memorable including Moncur's "Space Station," Golson's "Along Came Betty" and the standard "This Nearly Was Mine." Along with the other Jazztet dates, this LP is long overdue to be reissued in full on CD. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztett
Album: Here and Now & Another Git Together
Year: 1962
Lanel: Mercury (Jazzplus, 2012)
Runtime: 43:58 + 35:15

Tracks:
Here and Now
1.  Tonk (Ray Bryant) 6:48
2.  Rue Prevail (Art Farmer) 4:26
3.  Richie's Dilemna (Harold Mabern) 5:10
4.  Whisper Not (Benny Golson) 5:20
5.  Just In TIme (Betty Comden/Adolph Green/Jule Styne) 5:27
6.  Ruby, My Dear (Thelonious Monk) 5:10
7.  In Love In Vain (Jerome Kern/Leo Robin) 7:12
8.  Sonny's Back (Grachan Moncur III) 4:21
Another Git Together
9.  Space Station (Grachan Moncur III) 5:17
10.  Domino (Louis Ferrari/Jacques Plante/Don Raye) 7:06
11.  Another Git Together (Pony Pointdexter/Jon Hendricks) 6:18
12.  Along Came Betty (Benny Golson) 5:32
13.  This Nearly Was Mine (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein) 6:29
14.  Reggie (Benny Golson) 4:33

Personnel:
Art Farmer (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Benny Golson (Tenor Saxophone)
Grachan Moncur III (Trombone)
Harold Mabern (Piano)
Herbie Lewis (Double Bass)
Roy McCurdy (Drums)

5 comments:

  1. How do you download these.. I'm a bit lost. New to discovering vinyl blogs? Thanks :)

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