Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce

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Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce
Studio album by Art Farmer
Released 1955
Recorded October 21, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:30
Label Prestige
P 7017
Producer Bob Weinstock
Art Farmer chronology
When Farmer Met Gryce
(1955)
Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce
(1955)
2 Trumpets
(1955)
Gigi Gryce chronology
When Farmer Met Gryce
(1954-55)
Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce
(1955)
Nica's Tempo
(1955)

Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce (also released as Evening in Casablanca) is an album by trumpeter Art Farmer's Quintet featuring saxophonist Gigi Gryce. It was recorded in 1955 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Stephen Cook calls the album "a set that qualifies as one of Farmer's best. A must for every jazz collection".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz is similarly positive, giving it a maximum four-star rating. It comments on the strengths of Gryce's compositions, mentioning "Evening in Casablanca" and "Satellite" for their "unusual structures" and "Nica's Tempo" for being "constructed more from key centres than from chords, [it] might be his masterpiece".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gigi Gryce except as indicated

  1. "Forecast" (Duke Jordan) – 4:48
  2. "Evening in Casablanca" – 5:20
  3. "Nica's Tempo" - 7:50
  4. "Satellite" – 4:21
  5. "Sans Souci" – 6:39
  6. "Shabozz" – 5:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed August 31, 2012
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 18, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard & Morton, Brian (2008) The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, p. 469. Penguin.