When Farmer Met Gryce

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When Farmer Met Gryce
Studio album by Art Farmer and Gigi Gryce
Released 1955
Recorded May 19, 1954 and May 26, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 41:46
Label Prestige
P 7085
Producer Bob Weinstock
Art Farmer chronology
Early Art
(1954)
When Farmer Met Gryce
(1954-55)
Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce
(1955)
Gigi Gryce chronology
When Farmer Met Gryce
(1954-55)
Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce
(1955)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

When Farmer Met Gryce is an album by trumpeter Art Farmer and saxophonist Gigi Gryce, featuring performances recorded in 1954 and 1955 and released on the Prestige label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated that "all eight numbers will easily be enjoyed by straight-ahead jazz fans".[1] The Penguin Guide to Jazz gave it a 3½-star review, preferring the co-leaders' later album, Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gigi Gryce except as indicated

  1. "A Night at Tony's" – 5:06
  2. "Blue Concept" – 4:56
  3. "Stupendous-Lee" (Art Farmer) – 5:47
  4. "Deltitnu" – 4:18
  5. "Social Call" – 6:04
  6. "Capri" – 5:01
  7. "Blue Lights" – 5:19
  8. "The Infant's Song" (Farmer) – 5:15
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on May 19, 1954 (tracks 1–4) and May 26, 1955 (tracks 5–8)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 14, 2012
  2. ^ Art Farmer discography accessed June 14, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard & Morton, Brian (2008) The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, p. 469. Penguin.