Modern Art (Art Farmer album)

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Modern Art
Modern Art (Art Farmer album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 10, 11 & 14, 1958
Nola's Penthouse, New York City
LabelUnited Artists
UAL 4007
ProducerJack Lewis
Art Farmer chronology
Portrait of Art Farmer
Modern Art
Brass Shout

Modern Art is an album by trumpeter Art Farmer featuring performances recorded in 1958 and originally released on the United Artists label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Down Beat5/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[4]

The 1958 Down Beat review gave the album a maximum five stars.[5] The Allmusic review stated: "Modern Art is the prelude recording for Art Farmer prior to his partnership in the Jazztet with Benny Golson, and also foreshadows the classy, tasteful inventiveness that group brought to the modern jazz world two years after this 1958 session... the Farmer-Golson combine proved to be a[n] important pairing beyond their initial partnership, with the seeds of that forest flower heard and enjoyed here".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz described it as "one of Farmer's most successful records of the period", praising the contributions of pianist Bill Evans in particular.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mox Nix" (Art Farmer) – 4:39
  2. "Fair Weather" (Benny Golson) – 5:42
  3. "Darn That Dream" (Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:57
  4. "The Touch of Your Lips" (Ray Noble) – 4:52
  5. "Jubilation" (Junior Mance) – 4:15
  6. "Like Someone in Love" (Johnny Burke, Van Heusen) – 5:55
  7. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) – 6:58
  8. "Cold Breeze" (Wade Legge) – 3:53



  1. ^ Art Farmer discography, accessed June 14, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G. Allmusic Review accessed June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Hobart, Mike (April 3, 2010) "Art Farmer: Modern Art" accessed June 29, 2013
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard, and Brian Morton (2008), The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th edn) Penguin, p. 470.
  5. ^ Hobart, Mike (April 3, 2010) "Art Farmer: Modern Art" accessed June 29, 2013.