Brass Shout

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Brass Shout
Brass Shout.jpg
Studio album by Art Farmer
Released 1959
Recorded May 14, 1959
Genre Jazz
Length 33:26
Label United Artists
UAL 4047
Producer Tom Wilson
Art Farmer chronology
Modern Art
(1958)Modern Art1958
Brass Shout
The Aztec Suite
(1959)The Aztec Suite1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Brass Shout is an album by trumpeter Art Farmer, featuring a brass ensemble arranged and conducted by Benny Golson. Recorded in 1959, the album was originally released on the United Artists label.[2]


The album was recorded in Nola Studies in New York City.[3]


The Allmusic review stated: "Golson's well-crafted arrangements back Farmer's superb solos with flair".[1] The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented that "the arrangements are fairly laid-back and use the ensemble rather sparingly, leaving lots of space for the featured horns".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Benny Golson except as indicated

  1. "Nica's Dream" (Horace Silver) – 5:55
  2. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) – 5:08
  3. "Moanin'" (Bobby Timmons) – 5:47
  4. "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) – 4:00
  5. "Five Spot After Dark" – 4:52
  6. "Stella by Starlight" (Victor Young, Ned Washington) – 3:50
  7. "Minor Vamp" – 3:54



The following played on most tracks:

The following replacements or additions played on the stated tracks:

  • Wayne Andre – trombone on track 4, replacing Cleveland; and on tracks 1, 2, 6, replacing Haughton
  • Bob Northern – French horn on track 4, replacing Watkins
  • Bobby Timmonspiano on track 3
  • Elvin Jones – drums on tracks 1, 2, 6, replacing Philly Joe Jones


  • Tom Wilson – production
  • Lew Merritt – recording engineering
  • Hugh Bell – photography


  1. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed June 19, 2012
  2. ^ Art Farmer discography accessed June 19, 2012
  3. ^ "Brass Shout / Aztec Suite" [CD back cover]. Blue Note (2008 reissue)
  4. ^ Cook, Richard, and Brian Morton (2008), The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th edn), p. 470.