Art Farmer discography

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This is an incomplete list, which will never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness as it excludes bootlegs, mix tapes and other minor records by independent labels.

Art Farmer was a jazz musician who played trumpet, flugelhorn and flumpet. His appearances on record date from 1948 to 1998 and include more than 60 albums under his own name and more than 70 as a sideman, in addition to a dozen with the Jazztet. His appearances on film are also listed on this page, including his two appearances in Hollywood productions.

Discography[edit]

Years refer to the date of Farmer's appearance on the recording.

As leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Notes
1953–54 The Art Farmer Septet Prestige Includes Farmer's debut recording as leader
1954 Early Art Prestige With two bands: first featuring Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) and Horace Silver (piano); second featuring Wynton Kelly (piano)
1954–55 When Farmer Met Gryce Prestige With Gigi Gryce (alto sax) and two bands: first with Horace Silver (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums); second with Freddie Redd (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
1955 Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce Prestige With Gigi Gryce (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1956 2 Trumpets Prestige With Donald Byrd (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto sax), Barry Harris (piano), Doug Watkins (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
1956 Farmer's Market Prestige With Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Kenny Drew (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
1957 Three Trumpets Prestige With Donald Byrd and Idrees Sulieman (trumpet), Hod O'Brien (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums)
1957 Last Night When We Were Young ABC-Paramount With the Quincy Jones orchestra; Jones also wrote the arrangements
1958 Portrait of Art Farmer Contemporary With Hank Jones (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)
1958 Modern Art United Artists With Benny Golson (tenor sax), Bill Evans (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Dave Bailey (drums)
1959 Brass Shout United Artists With big band; arrangements by Benny Golson
1959 The Aztec Suite United Artists With big band; arrangements by Chico O'Farrill
1960 Art Argo With Tommy Flanagan (piano), Tommy Williams (bass), Albert Heath (drums)
1961 Perception Argo With Harold Mabern (piano), Tommy Williams (bass), Roy McCurdy (drums)
1962 Listen to Art Farmer and the Orchestra Mercury With big band; arrangements by Oliver Nelson
1963 Interaction Atlantic With Jim Hall (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), Walter Perkins (drums)
1963 Live at the Half-Note Atlantic Personnel as on Interaction; in concert
1964 To Sweden with Love Atlantic With Jim Hall (guitar), Steve Swallow (bass), Pete LaRoca (drums)
1964 The Many Faces of Art Farmer Scepter With Charles McPherson (alto sax), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Bobby Thomas (drums)
1965 Sing Me Softly of the Blues Atlantic With Steve Kuhn (piano), Steve Swallow (bass), Pete LaRoca (drums)
1966 Group Therapy Scepter Credited to the New York Jazz Sextet
1966 The Time and the Place: The Lost Concert Mosaic With Jimmy Heath (tenor sax), Albert Dailey (piano), Walter Booker (bass), Mickey Roker (drums); in concert
1966 Baroque Sketches Columbia With the Baroque Orchestra arranged by Benny Golson
1967 The Time and the Place Columbia With Jimmy Heath (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), Walter Booker (bass), Mickey Roker (drums); studio album with overdubbed applause
1967 The Art Farmer Quintet Plays the Great Jazz Hits Columbia Personnel as on The Time and the Place (1967)
1968 Art Worker Moon With Ernie Royal (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland (trombone), Oscar Estelle (alto, tenor, baritone saxes), Harold Mabern (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass), Roy McCurdy (drums)
1968 What Happens? Campi With Phil Woods (alto sax), Martial Solal (piano), Henri Texier (bass), Daniel Humair (drums)
1970 In Europe Enja With Fritz Pauer (piano), Peter Marshall (bass), Erich Bachtragl (drums); in concert
1970 From Vienna with Art MPS With Jimmy Heath (tenor sax), Fritz Pauer (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass), Erich Bachtragl (drums)
1971 Homecoming Mainstream With Jimmy Heath (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), Sam Jones (bass), Billy Higgins (drums), James Mtume (congas), Warren Smith (percussion)
1972 Gentle Eyes Mainstream With big band; arrangements by Hans Salomon
1974 Talk to Me Pye With the ORF [Austrian Broadcasting Corporation] Big Band
1974 A Sleeping Bee Sonet With Goran Strandberg (piano), Jan Schaffer (guitar), Red Mitchell (bass), Tony Inzalaco and Island Ostlund (drums; separately), Sabu Martinez (percussion)
1975 Yesterday's Thoughts East Wind With Sam Jones (bass), Cedar Walton (piano), Billy Higgins (drums)
1975 To Duke with Love East Wind With Cedar Walton (piano), Sam Jones (bass guitar), Billy Higgins (drums)
1976 The Summer Knows East Wind Personnel as on To Duke with Love
1976 Art Farmer Quintet at Boomers East Wind With Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), Sam Jones (bass) Billy Higgins (drums); in concert
1976 On the Road Contemporary With Art Pepper (alto sax), Hampton Hawes (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Steve Ellington and Shelly Manne (drums; separately)
1977 Crawl Space CTI With Jeremy Steig (flute), David Grusin (keyboards), Eric Gale (guitar), Will Lee (bass, gong), George Mraz (bass), Steve Gadd (drums)
1977 Something You Got CTI With the David Matthews orchestra, featuring Yusef Lateef (tenor sax)
1977 Art Farmer Live in Tokyo CTI With Jackie McLean (alto sax), Cedar Walton (piano), Sam Jones (bass), Billy Higgins (drums); in concert
1978 Big Blues CTI With Jim Hall (guitar), Mike Mainieri (vibraphone), Mike Moore (bass), Steve Gadd (drums)
1979 Yama CTI Featuring Joe Henderson (tenor sax)
1981 A Work of Art Concord With Fred Hersch (piano), Bob Bodley (bass), Billy Hart(drums)
1981 Manhattan Soul Note With Sahib Shihab (soprano and baritone saxes), Kenny Drew (piano), Mads Vinding (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums)
1981 Foolish Memories Bellaphon With Harry Sokal (tenor sax), Fritz Pauer (piano), Heiri Känzig (bass), Joris Dudli (drums)
1982 Mirage Soul Note With Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), Fred Hersch (piano), Ray Drummond (bass), Akira Tana (drums)
1982 Warm Valley Concord With Fred Hersch (piano), Ray Drummond (bass), Akira Tana (drums)
1983 Ambrosia Denon Records With strings
1983 Maiden Voyage Denon With strings, Masahiko Satoh (piano)
1984 You Make Me Smile Soul Note With Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), Fred Hersch (piano) Rufus Reid (bass), Akira Tana (drums)
1987 Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn Contemporary With Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), James Williams (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
1987 Azure Soul Note With Fritz Pauer (piano)
1988 Blame It on My Youth Contemporary With Clifford Jordan (tenor and soprano sax), James Williams (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), Victor Lewis (drums)
1989 Ph.D. Contemporary With Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), James Williams (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Rufus Reid (bass), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
1989 Central Avenue Reunion Contemporary With Frank Morgan (alto sax), Lou Levy (piano), Eric Von Essen (bass), Albert Heath (drums)
1991 Soul Eyes Enja With Geoff Keezer (piano), Kenny Davis (bass), Lewis Nash (drums); in concert
1994 The Company I Keep Arabesque With Tom Harrell (trumpet, flugelhorn), Ron Blake (soprano and tenor saxes), Geoff Keezer (piano), Kenny Davis (bass), Carl Allen (drums)
1995 The Meaning of Art Arabesque With Slide Hampton (trombone), Ron Blake (soprano and tenor saxes), Geoff Keezer (piano), Kenny Davis (bass), Carl Allen (drums)
1996 Silk Road Arabesque With Don Braden and Ron Blake (soprano and tenor saxes), Geoff Keezer (piano), Kenny Davis (bass), Carl Allen (drums)
1996 Live at Stanford Jazz Workshop Monarch With Harold Land (tenor sax), Bill Bell (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), Albet Heath (drums); in concert
1998 Art Farmer Plays Standards PAO With Jarek Smietana (guitar), Jacek Niedziela and Antoni Debski (bass; separately), Adam Czerwinski (drums)

With the Jazztet[edit]

All feature Benny Golson (tenor sax)

Year recorded Title Label Notes
1960 Meet the Jazztet Argo With Curtis Fuller (trombone), McCoy Tyner (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Lex Humphries (drums)
1960 Big City Sounds Argo With Tom McIntosh (trombone), Cedar Walton (piano), Tommy Williams (bass), Albert Heath (drums)
1960–61 The Jazztet and John Lewis Argo Personnel as on Big City Sounds; John Lewis (composer, arranger)
1961 The Jazztet at Birdhouse Argo Personnel as on Big City Sounds; in concert
1962 Here and Now Mercury With Grachan Moncur III (trombone), Harold Mabern (piano), Herbie Lewis (bass), Roy McCurdy (drums)
1962 Another Git Together Mercury Personnel as on Here and Now
1982 Voices All Eastworld With Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, Buster Williams (bass), Albert Heath
1982 In Performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival Elektra/Musician With Mike Wolff (piano), John B. Williams (bass), Roy McCurdy, Nancy Wilson (vocals); in concert; shared with various bands
1983 Moment to Moment Soul Note With Curtis Fuller, Mickey Tucker (piano), Ray Drummond (bass), Albert Heath
1983 Nostalgia Baystate With Curtis Fuller, Mickey Tucker, Rufus Reid (bass), Billy Hart (drums)
1986 Back to the City Contemporary With Curtis Fuller, Mickey Tucker, Ray Drummond, Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (drums)
1986 Real Time Contemporary Personnel as on Back to the City

Albums as sideman[edit]

Year recorded Leader Title Label
1949 (Various), (Various) Black California Savoy
1953 Brown, CliffordClifford Brown The Clifford Brown Big Band In Paris Prestige
1953 Brown, CliffordClifford Brown Memorial Prestige
1953 Jones, QuincyQuincy Jones Jazz Abroad EmArcy
1953 Hampton, LionelLionel Hampton European Concert 1953 IAJRC
1953 Brown, CliffordClifford Brown The Complete Paris Collection, Vol. 3 Jazz Legacy
1955 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons All Star Sessions Prestige
1956 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons The Happy Blues Prestige
1956 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Jammin' with Gene Prestige
1956 Jones, QuincyQuincy Jones This Is How I Feel About Jazz ABC
1956 Mathis, JohnnyJohnny Mathis Johnny Mathis Columbia
1956 Charles, TeddyTeddy Charles The Teddy Charles Tentet Atlantic
1956 Pettiford, OscarOscar Pettiford The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra in Hi-Fi ABC-Paramount
1956 Charles, TeddyTeddy Charles Word from Bird Atlantic
1956 Green, BennieBennie Green Bennie Green with Art Farmer Prestige
1956 McKusick, HalHal McKusick The Jazz Workshop RCA Victor
1956 Mellé, GilGil Mellé Gil's Guests Prestige
1956 Russell, GeorgeGeorge Russell The Jazz Workshop RCA Victor
1957 Albam, MannyManny Albam The Jazz Greats of Our Time, Vol. 1 Coral
1957 Ammons, GeneGene Ammons Funky Prestige
1957 Burrell, KennyKenny Burrell Earthy Prestige
1957 Cleveland, JimmyJimmy Cleveland Cleveland Style EmArcy
1957 Costa, EddieEddie Costa Eddie Costa Quintet Interlude
1957 Clark, SonnySonny Clark Dial "S" for Sonny Blue Note
1957 Fuller, CurtisCurtis Fuller Curtis Fuller Volume 3 Blue Note
1957 Golson, BennyBenny Golson Benny Golson's New York Scene Contemporary
1957 Pettiford, OscarOscar Pettiford The Oscar Pettiford Orchestra in Hi-Fi Volume Two ABC-Paramount
1957 Jordan, CliffordClifford Jordan Cliff Craft Blue Note
1957 Holiday, JoeJoe Holiday Holiday for Jazz Decca
1957 Prestige All Stars, Prestige All Stars Earthy Prestige
1957 Prestige All Stars, Prestige All Stars Three Trumpets Prestige
1957 Prestige All Stars, Prestige All Stars Coolin' New Jazz
1957 (Various), (Various) Modern Jazz Concert Columbia
1957 Silver, HoraceHorace Silver The Stylings of Silver Blue Note
1957 McKusick, HalHal McKusick Hal McKusick Quintet Coral
1957 Mobley, HankHank Mobley Hank Mobley Quintet Blue Note
1958 Giuffre, JimmyJimmy Giuffre The Music Man Atlantic
1958 Waldron, MalMal Waldron Mal/3: Sounds Prestige
1958 Webster, BenBen Webster The Soul of Ben Webster Verve
1958 Mulligan, GerryGerry Mulligan The Jazz Combo from I Want to Live! United Artists
1958 Prestige Blues-Swingers, Prestige Blues-Swingers Outskirts Of Town Prestige
1958 Ross, AnnieAnnie Ross and Gerry Mulligan Annie Ross Sings a Song with Mulligan! World Pacific
1958 Silver, HoraceHorace Silver Further Explorations Blue Note
1958 McKusick, HalHal McKusick Cross Section – Saxes Decca
1958 Clark, SonnySonny Clark Cool Struttin' Blue Note
1958 Benson Brooks, JohnJohn Benson Brooks Alabama Concerto Riverside
1958 Jackson, MiltMilt Jackson Bags' Opus United Artists
1958 Legrand, MichelMichel Legrand Legrand Jazz Columbia
1958 Lincoln, AbbeyAbbey Lincoln It's Magic Riverside
1958 Lowe, MundellMundell Lowe Porgy & Bess RCA Camden
1958–59 Mulligan, GerryGerry Mulligan What Is There to Say? Columbia
1958–59 Russell, GeorgeGeorge Russell New York, N.Y. Decca
1958-59 Ortega, TonyTony Ortega Jazz for Young Moderns Bethlehem
1959 Potts, BillBill Potts The Jazz Soul of Porgy & Bess United Artists
1959 McRae, CarmenCarmen McRae Something to Swing About Kapp
1959 Cleveland, JimmyJimmy Cleveland Rhythm Crazy EmArcy
1959 Jones, QuincyQuincy Jones The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones Mercury
1960 Previn, AndréAndré Previn The Subterraneans (Soundtrack) MGM
1960–61 Golson, BennyBenny Golson Take a Number from 1 to 10 Argo
1963 Mulligan, GerryGerry Mulligan Night Lights Philips
1963 Mulligan, GerryGerry Mulligan Butterfly with Hiccups Limelight
1964 Mendes, SergioSergio Mendes Bossa Nova York Elenco
1966 O'Farrill, ChicoChico O'Farrill Nine Flags Impulse!
1966 Johnson, J. J.J. J. Johnson The Total J.J. Johnson RCA Victor
1967 Golson, BennyBenny Golson Tune In, Turn On Verve
1969 Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band TNP Delta Music
1969 Sarmanto, HeikkiHeikki Sarmanto Many Moons – July '69 Louhi Productions
1969 Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band Clarke Boland Big Band en Concert avec Europe 1 Tréma
1970 Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band with Carmen McRae November Girl Black Lion
1970 Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band Off Limits Polydor
1971 Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band, Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band and Stan Getz Change of Scenes Verve
1974 Herbolzheimer, PeterPeter Herbolzheimer Scenes MPS
1975 BP Convention Big Band, BP Convention Big Band Blue Sunset Jugoton
1976 (Various), (Various) Jazz Gala Concert Atlantic
1977 Lateef, YusefYusef Lateef Autophysiopsychic CTI
1978 Jordan, DukeDuke Jordan Duke's Artistry SteepleChase
1979 Flanagan, TommyTommy Flanagan Something Tasty Baystate
1980 Pieranunzi, EnricoEnrico Pieranunzi Isis Soul Note
1983 Carter, JoeJoe Carter My Foolish Heart Empathy
1987 Dorough, BobBob Dorough Songs of Love
1987 Murphy, MarkMark Murphy September Ballads Milestone
1987 Taina, Taina Scene from a Trance CBS
1987–88 Wentzel, MagniMagni Wentzel My Wonderful One Gemini
1990 (Various), (Various) Rhythmstick CTI
1993 Carroll, BarbaraBarbara Carroll This Heart of Mine DRG
1996 Golson, BennyBenny Golson One Day, Forever Arkadia
1996 Hall, JimJim Hall Panorama: Live at the Village Vanguard Telarc

Singles as sideman[edit]

Year recorded Leader Title Label
1948 Turner, Big JoeBig Joe Turner Radar Blues / Trouble Blues Swing Time
1948 Turner, Big JoeBig Joe Turner Wine-O-Baby / B & O Blues Swing Time
1948 Turner, Big JoeBig Joe Turner Christmas Date Boogie / Tell Me Pretty Baby Swing Time
1948 Turner, Big JoeBig Joe Turner Old Piney Brown is Gone / Baby Won't You Marry Me Swing Time
1949 Porter, RoyRoy Porter Little Wig / Gassin' The Wig Savoy
1949 Porter, RoyRoy Porter Don't Blame Me Rex Hollywood
1949 Porter, RoyRoy Porter Frantic Dream / Everything's Cool Rex Hollywood
1952 Gray, WardellWardell Gray April Skies / Bright Boy Prestige
1952 Gray, WardellWardell Gray Jackie / Sweet and Lovely Prestige
1952 Gray, WardellWardell Gray Farmer's Market / Lover Man Prestige
1959 Charles, TeddyTeddy Charles Air Mail Special / Flyin' Home Bethlehem

Filmography[edit]

Year recorded gives date of Farmer's appearance. An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

Year recorded Title Notes
1958* I Want to Live! Holywood film; Farmer appears as himself[1]
1958 Jazz on a Summer's Day Filmed at the Newport Jazz Festival; Farmer is part of the Gerry Mulligan band[1]
1959 Gerry Mulligan & Art Farmer – Live in Rome 1959 With Bill Crow (bass), Dave Bailey (drums)
1960* The Subterraneans Hollywood film, based on the Jack Kerouac novella; Farmer appears as himself[1]
1964 Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz Casual: Art Farmer TV recording, later released on DVD[2]
1981–82 Jazz Masters Series: Art Farmer At the Smithsonian Institution
1982* Jazz in Exile About American jazz musicians living in Europe[1][3]
1986 Jacksonville Jazz Festival VI TV broadcast of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival
1990 Ron Carter & Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil With Cedar Walton and Billy Higgins[4]
1992 The Creative Spirit PBS broadcast[1]
1994* A Great Day in Harlem About the 1958 photograph of 57 jazz musicians[1]
1994 Jazz at Lincoln Center With Wynton Marsalis PBS broadcast[1]
2007* Benny Golson: The Whisper Not Tour Concert recordings of the Jazztet[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Art Farmer: Complete Filmography with Synopsis" TCM.
  2. ^ Appelbaum, Larry (May 2001) JazzTimes.
  3. ^ "Jazz in Exile" Timeout London. Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Ron Carter and Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil (1991)" New York Times review summary.
  5. ^ Joyce, Mike (November 2007) "Benny Golson: The Whisper Not Tour" JazzTimes.