2 Trumpets

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2 Trumpets
2 Trumpets.jpg
Studio album by Art Farmer and Donald Byrd
Released January 1957[1]
Recorded August 3, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 42:00
Label Prestige
PRLP 7062
Producer Bob Weinstock
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2 Trumpets is an album by trumpeters Art Farmer and Donald Byrd, recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 2.5/4 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[5]

In a contemporaneous review, Billboard was positive, commenting that it is a "very enjoyable LP for the modern jazz customer".[6] In his review for Allmusic, Ron Wynn stated "This nice date puts two top trumpets together".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz gave it two-and-a-half stars out of four, describing it as "capable but routine".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Third" (Donald Byrd) – 7:42
  2. "Contour" (Kenny Drew) – 7:38
  3. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) – 5:13
  4. "Dig" (Miles Davis) – 14:29
  5. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) – 6:38



  1. ^ Billboard Jan 26, 1957
  2. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed September 3, 2012
  3. ^ a b Wynn, Ron Allmusic Review accessed September 3, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard and Morton, Brian (2008) The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.) Penguin, p. 469.
  5. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 76. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  6. ^ "Reviews and rating of new jazz albums" (January 26, 1957) Billboard, p. 78.