Complete Live Recordings
Art Farmer (flh), Jim Hall (g), Steve Swallow (b), Walter Perkins, Pete La Roca (d)
This release compiles all of Art Farmer & Jim Hall´s live quartet recordings in their entirety, including the 1963 Half Note performances and the extremely rare 1964 London Concert. This material is presented here for the first time ever on one sole edition.
New and careful remastering, includes comprehensive 12-page booklet.
01. Stompin At The Savoy (12:27)
02. Swing Spring (5:57)
03. Whats New? (4:29)
04. I Want To Be Happy (9:45)
05. Im Getting Sentimental Over You (5:09)
06. Sometime Ago (7:49)
07. Bilbao Song (6:10)
08. Darn That Dream (4:55)
09. Valse Hot (11:23)
10. Theme (0:55)
Total time: 69:00 min.
Tracks #1-5 originally issued as: The Art Farmer Quartet Featuring Jim Hall "Live At The Half-Note" (Atlantic SD 1421). Recorded live at the Half Note, December 5-7, 1963.
Tracks #6-10 are a broadcast for the BBC show Jazz 625. Recorded live in London, June 27, 1964.
Personnel: Art Farmer (flh), Jim Hall (g), Steve Swallow (b), Walter Perkins [d on #1-5], Pete La Roca [d on #6-10].
-Live At The Half-Note
"After the Jazztet that he co-led with tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson broke up, flugelhornist Art Farmer led a pianoless quartet during 1963-64 with guitarist Jim Hall. For this reissue in the Atlantic Jazzlore series, Farmer and Hall are joined by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Walter Perkins. Their repertoire is a bit surprising since four of the five songs were veteran swing standards; all but Miles Davis's obscure "Swing Spring." Hall (who has "I'm Gettin' Sentimental over You" as his feature) was a perfect musical partner for Farmer since both musicians have mellow sounds and thoughtful improvising styles that are more complex than expected. The group only lasted long enough to make three records, all of which are out-of-print."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide