ART FARMER & GIGI GRYCE Quintet
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Art Farmer

ART FARMER & GIGI GRYCE Quintet

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Art Farmer (tp), Gigi Gryce (as), Horace Silver, Freddie Redd, Duke Jordan (p), Percy Heath, Addison Farmer (b), Kenny Clarke, Art Taylor, Philly Joe Jones (d).

Reference: FSRCD 488

Bar code: 8427328604888

Art Farmer and Gigi Gryce headed one of the more individual, unpretentiously inventive mid Fifties modern small combos. The music and solos are in the hard bop tradition, but melded with this fire is a concern for new, challenging, often lyric thematic material and flexible structural devices. The impetus for this came largely from Gryce, a key compositional figure in the transitional stage of modern jazz. He solos intensely in a Bird-based vocabulary full of emotional impact. Farmer, a major talent and already a vital modern jazz trumpet, plays with authority, ease and lyrical, melodic invention. On these dates both are backed by three consistent, driving rhythm sections who provide a swinging foundation throughout.

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey, 1954-1955.

Trackinglist:

1 A Night At Tonys
2 Blue Concept
3 Stupendous-Lee
4 Deltitnu
5 Social Call
6 Capri
7 Blue Lights
8 The Infants Song
9 Foreca st
10 Evening In Casablanca
11 Nicas Tempo
12 Satellite
13 Sans Souci
14 Shabooz

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