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  Art Farmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arthur Stewart (Art) Farmer (August 21, 1928 – October 4, 1999), was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player.
Farmer also recorded extensively as a leader throughout his later career.
This page was last modified 06:00, 20 February 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Art_Farmer   (79 words)

 Art Farmer: A Gentle Giant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Farmer was known for playing the "flumpet," an instrument that falls somewhere between the fluglehorn and trumpet.
Farmer's music was never rushed or strained, and was almost always supported by generous sidemen.
Art Farmer was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.
www.familyhaven.com /music/agentlegiant.html   (309 words)

 Art Farmer: The Hard Bop Homepage
Art Farmer met Gigi Gryce in the summer of 1953.
Gigi and Art decided it was not worth doing if they couldn't do it well.
Art joined Horace Silver's group in August of 1956 and Gigi went into the co-operative Jazz Lab unit in September.
members.tripod.com /~hardbop/farmer.html   (564 words)

 Review - Art Farmer: Farmer's Market   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Farmer's Market, by the wonderful trumpet player Art Farmer, is one of those recordings where everything clicks.
Farmer was joined for this 1956 session by the great Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Kenny Drew on piano, his brother Addison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums.
Art Farmer led the session for Farmer's Market was when he was 28 years old and finally hitting his stride.
www.cosmik.com /aa-july01/reviews/review_art_farmer.html   (263 words)

 Art Farmer - biography - english - Hopper Management
Art was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1928, into a musical family that included his twin brother, the respected bassist Addison Farmer, who died in 1963.
Art was completely won over to jazz by the sound of a trumpet in a big band and the excitement of jam sessions, both of which he heard when the big bands came through town.
In the sixties, Art formed a quartet with guitarist Jim Hall, but by the middle of the decade, he notes, "the bottom was falling out of jazz in New York".
www.hopper-management.com /af_bio_e.htm   (704 words)

 StereoTimes -- Art Farmer & Milt Jackson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Farmer sought what he sometimes called "the value of a single note"—a sublime loveliness that distilled itself within the weight of beautiful notational choices.
Art Farmer was a stickler for detail and yet he enjoyed the surprise of nuances that carried a honest relation to his music.
Art Farmer’s musical persona was a replica of his personal self: an intellect with heart, a warm if somewhat shy human envelope of soulful feeling uttering secret syllables from a calm and truthful mind.
www.stereotimes.com /mr1099.shtm   (951 words)

 Review - Art Farmer: ARTistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Art Farmer recorded only two albums for Concord Records, A Work Of Art in 1981 and Warm Valley in 1982, and both are included in ARTistry - just re-released by Concord.
On the latter album, its Farmer on flugelhorn, Fred Hersch on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Akira Tana on drums.
A critic once wrote that for Farmer: "...bop wasn't just about how many notes you could play or how fast you could play them; it was about being expressive and telling a story." ARTistry is that and more; a wonderfully warm, expressive recording with each song a tale of romance and imagination.
www.cosmik.com /aa-january02/reviews/review_art_farmer.html   (242 words)

 They'll help you see art | www.azstarnet.com ®
Farmer, a former Pennsylvania college professor with a doctorate and 25 years' experience in art education, is convinced that math, science and literature can all be learned through art.
The "Follow the Art Trail" pamphlet highlights five works of art in the museum, asking questions such as, "What is she wearing around her neck?" of "The Grafin Von Schonfeld" (with her daughter) by Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1793) or "How many shoes match?" in "Domingo Chorus" by Emil Bisttram, painted in 1936.
Farmer and Feldman are just two of the dozens of volunteers working to make art come alive for the community, said Curator of Education Lisa Hastreiter-Lamb.
www.azstarnet.com /dailystar/printDS/20146.php   (879 words)

 ITG News: Art Farmer (1928-99)
Jazz trumpet legend Art Farmer died on October 4, 1999, at age 71 of heart failure.
Art was born on August 21, 1928, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, into a musical family that included his twin brother, bassist Addison Farmer, who died in 1963.
Art was completely enamored by the sound of a trumpet in jazz, along with the excitement of jam sessions, both of which he heard when the bands came through town.
www.trumpetguild.org /news/news99/farmer.htm   (538 words)

 Local 802 News - Publications & Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Art Farmer, the unique, lyrical jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist, died in New York on Oct. 4 of heart failure at the age of 71.
Art began playing some things on the flugelhorn during these years, attracted to its warmer tone quality, and it gradually became his instrument of choice.
Art is survived by his son, Georg Farmer, his manager and companion, Lynne Mueller, and his sister in Tucson, Mauvolene Thomas.
www.local802afm.org /publication_entry.cfm?xEntry=86663966   (1033 words)

 ENJA 9113-2 Art Farmer In Europe
Art Farmer, was born on August 21st, 1928 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
After that Art Farmer had engagements with such prominent sax-players as Benny Carter, Teddy Edwards, Wardell Gray, and Gerry Mulligan.
Farmers co-leader collaborations with saxophonists Gigi Gryce, Benny Golson, and Jimmy Heath are well known.
www.jazzrecords.com /enja/9113.htm   (223 words)

 The Complete Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/Jazztet (#225)
Art Farmer enjoyed, and Benny Golson still enjoys, varied and lengthy lives as musicians, with several triumphs as soloists and, in Golson’s case, composer/arranger.
The singular partnership of Art Farmer and Benny Golson.
Both Benny Golson and Art Farmer were, at that time, more cerebral and conservative in their approach.
www.mosaicrecords.com /prodinfo.asp?number=225-MD-CD   (1535 words)

 Art Farmer - Verve Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Art had arrived from California as a member of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra.
When the band returned to New York in the fall of 1953, Art and Gigi left and took up permanent residence in Manhattan; Art on West 55th Street, Gigi on the West 52nd.
The gig was about it for a while but when Art was scheduled to record for Prestige in May, he enlisted Gigi as his partner and the Baltimore material was dusted off.
www.vervemusicgroup.com /verve/artist.asp?aid=2724   (571 words)

 Blue Note Records
Born in Iowa and raised in Phoenix, Farmer studied piano, violin and tuba before settling on the trumpet as his instrument of choice.
Of his fellow bandleader, Golson once said, "Art Farmer is the foremost instrumental interpreter of the ballad.
Farmer later formed a group with guitarist Jim Hall and in 1968 settled in Vienna to perform as a member of the Austrian Radio Orchestra.
www.bluenote.com /artistpage.asp?ArtistID=3231&tab=1   (340 words)

 Art Farmer : The Meaning of Art - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A relaxed and reserved swing typical of Farmer identifies "Just the Way You Look Tonight," while a loping melody leads to solos ad hoc in extensia for the ten-and-a-half-minute Keezer composition, "Free Verse," which finds Blake switching from his usually lurid, sweet tenor, to a more edgy soprano saxophone.
There's a certain urgency to Benny Golson's ballad "One Day Forever," and this is where Farmer shines -- his round, distinct trumpet sounds clear as a bell, against Keezer's piano, nodding in approval.
The release is a testimony to Farmer's endurance as one of the truly great jazz musicians of the late 1900s.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,261027,00.html   (385 words)

 JazzHouston News:Jazz Great Art Farmer Dies at 71
Art Farmer, the jazz trumpet legend whose skills at the flugelhorn helped popularize that instrument, died in New York on Monday (Oct. 4) of cardiac arrest at the age of 71.
In the bebop and post-bop worlds of technical one-upmanship, Farmer had a lyrical tone that emphasized elegant phrasing over dramatic blasting, and was well known for his partiality to the softer-edged flugelhorn.
In an unusual move, Farmer created and performed on a new instrument that met half-way the sharp attack of the trumpet and the mellow tones of the flugelhorn, which he christened the flumpet.
www.jazzhouston.com /news/1999/10/06/273.html   (711 words)

 inside out--arts stories- Culture vulture
I maintain that the FARMER is also an artist, working on a canvas not measured in inches, but in acres.
It's art, and the farmer is an artist, on a grand scale.
Think "nice art, farmer." And if you know a farmer or two, tell them that some artsy-fartsy broad thinks they're artists and appreciates their work.
www.roanoke.com /entertainment/insideout/arts/wb/xp-31170   (548 words)

 Art Farmer Page in Fuller Up, The Dead Musicians Directory
Farmer's discography as a leader is large and as a sideman larger,
Farmer, who made many recordings in the latter half of the 1950s (including with Quincy Jones and George Russell and on some jam-session dates for Prestige) co-led the Jazztet with Benny Golson (1959-62) and then had a group with Jim Hall (1962-64).
Art Farmer has recorded many sessions as a leader through the years including for Prestige, Contemporary, United Artists, Argo, Mercury, Atlantic, Columbia, CTI, Soul Note, Optimism, Concord, Enja and Sweet Basil.
elvispelvis.com /artfarmer.htm   (1279 words)

 Change Partners by Art Farmer Quartet: Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Flugelhornist Art Farmer is in top form on this quartet set with pianist Fred Hersch, bassist Bob Bodley and drummer Billy Hart.
Farmer had, if anything, grown through the years and although he had lived in Europe for 13 years at the time of this album, he was still getting better.
Farmer is heard in peak form on such numbers as Charlie Parker's "Red Cross," "She's Funny That Way," "Change Partners" and "Love Walked In." A fine example of his artistry.
www.mp3.com /tracks/484790/reviews.html   (153 words)

 The Art Farmer Quartet | ARTistry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Art Farmer, along with Clark Terry, might be the greatest exponent of the flugelhorn of the past two decades.
Though a founder and leader (with Benny Golson) of the widely influential Jazztet, Farmer often found himself in the critical background.
Both Farmer and Hersch are well supported by the individual rhythm sections.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=8517   (377 words)

 Blue Note Records
Farmer, Golson, and Evans are at their best, nuff said.
Art Farmer and Benny Golson at their peak in this legendary group.
Art's beautifully constructed solos in that gentle, warm tone of his, matched by Benny Golson's equally inimatalbe, flowing lines.
www.bluenote.com /detail.asp?SelectionID=8918   (185 words)

 Flumpet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flumpet is a hybrid musical instrument blending qualities of the trumpet and flugelhorn.
It was inspired by the late Art Farmer, a virtuoso jazz musician who traveled with both a trumpet and a flugelhorn in his baggage.
The Monette Corporation designed the flumpet for Art Farmer in 1990.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flumpet   (126 words)

 NPR : Art Farmer Obit
All Things Considered, October 6, 1999 ·; Jazz musician Art Farmer died Monday in New York City at the age of 71.
Farmer played trumpet, flugelhorn, and a combination of the two that he invented and dubbed the flumpet.
Farmer came to be known for his lyrical ballad playing.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=1064998   (222 words)

 The Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - CONNECT, Powered By Sony
This group, formed in 1959, was co-led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer, with McCoy Tyner on piano.
It survived until 1962 in its first incarnation, then resurfaced in 1985 with Farmer and Golson once again at the helm.
Benny Golson, Donald Byrd, Ray Brown, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Curtis Fuller, Kenny Dorham, Art Farmer, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, The Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory
musicstore.connect.com /artist/103/768/9/1037689.html   (96 words)

 'When Farmer Met Gryce' by Art Farmer from The Portsmouth Chorus.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Art Farmer and Gigi Gryce's "When Farmer Met Gryce" is one of the best pre-Jazztet recordings by the great, late trumpeter.
Of course, Art plays trumpet and Gigi Gryce is on alto sax on both sessions.
All eight of the disc's compositions were penned by Gryce, who along with Farmer's future Jazztet co-founder Benny Golson, was one of Prestige's (and the late 50s jazz scene in general) best writer/arrangers.
www.theportsmouthchorus.com /music-cd/B000000Y4G   (272 words)

 Adieu to Art, Euro-gentleman
As Farmer deftly assembled his phrases, they took shape like a drawing by Degas, pastoral in tone but cosmopolitan in substance.
A cross between a trumpet and a flugelhorn, it suited Farmer admirably on the set's best number, ''Like Someone in Love,'' a hit for Bing Crosby when Farmer was playing screech for bluesman Otis.
Farmer and his twin brother Addison, the bassist, came to Los Angeles at the height of the Central Avenue jazz boom.
www.tonyspage.com /Adieu_to_a_Euro-gentleman.htm   (787 words)

 Chart Detail
ART FARMER's contribution featured his own lyrical trumpet over this moody blues ensemble.
ART FARMER (1928-1999) Art Farmer has long been admired for his lyrical playing.
Art Farmer lived in Europe since the late 1960s but returned to the U.S. often to record and tour.
www.secondfloormusic.com /detail.cfm?ID=139   (334 words)

 JR.com: Art Farmer - Modern Art in Music: Flugelhorn:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Instead, Farmer became known for his warm, fluid tone, and his ability to make the trumpet sing like a tender yet stately baritone voice.
Art Farmer possesses a singularly beautiful tone on flugelhorn and trumpet, and utilizes this to luminous effect with a highly lyrical approach to improvisation.
Though the work of his formative years as a second generation be-bopper was somewhat overshadowed at the time, he has consistently brought forth inspired and refined jazz with a succession of small ensembles over the decades.
www.jr.com /xs-art-farmer--pi!4027763.html   (447 words)

 City Farmer Garden Gate
City Farmer is a non-profit organization working in the field of urban agriculture.
The Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden is operated by City Farmer and funded by the City of Vancouver.
While at the Accademia his art work was selected for a large exhibition and later purchased by the city of Venice and has since been part of the permanent collection of the Ca'Pesaro (the Venice Museum of Modern Art).
www.cityfarmer.org /gardengate.html   (457 words)

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