29 January 2009

ART FARMER - A SLEEPING BEE



















Art Farmer for Sonet from 1976.
Art Farmer, trumpet, flugelhorn / Jan Schaffer, guitar / Gran Strandberg, piano /Red Mitchell, bass / Sabu Martinez, percussion / Tony Inzalaco, drums /Island Ostlund, drums
The lyrical Art teams up with the mighty Sabu for this Swedish session featuring a cracker in "Green Witch" plus a reading of the Heath Bros "Smiling Billy" - nice!

This Sonet LP finds Art Farmer with an atypical supporting group that includes fellow veteran Red Mitchell on bass, Latin percussionist SabĂș MartĂ­nez, and several Europeans, among them guitarist Jan Schaffer and pianist Goran Strandberg. The opener, an easygoing take of "It Might As Well Be Spring," finds Farmer finally opening up in the closing chorus. Farmer's rich-toned flugelhorn interacts beautifully with Mitchell's imaginative bassline in the swinging take of "Come Rain or Come Shine," while the brisk bossa nova "Green Witch" is one of the more challenging charts on the date, with Farmer switching to trumpet. "A Sleeping Bee" is often played at fast tempos, but the hip-swaying, relaxed arrangement better showcases lyrical solos by the leader and Mitchell.Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

16 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/191278335/Art_Farmer.rar

jazzlover said...

Nice one! Thanks Dude!
I like your blog.
Cheers!

katonah said...

bollocks to this .. i'm off to notting hill with a pocket full of pretty green. escobars coming to south london !!

dp said...

thanks, bacoso
I have been learning a lot from listening to these records.
peace

Simon666 said...

"Green Witch" is doing it for me bigtime, thanks Bacoso!

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

thank you Bacoso!
I love these kinds of records.

alfredlion said...

Thanks for this one. From the synopsis this one will be right up my alley. I'm a big fan of Art Farmer's tone & style. I find as I get I am more drawn to slow burns than pyrotechnics.
Thanks again for all the hard work that goes into your generosity.

S Park said...

thanks! didn't know this one, beein swedish and all

cheeba said...

Thanks Bacoso! "Green Witch" is the money on this one. Linked up your post on the Art Farmer discog at my blog:

http://soundological.blogspot.com/2008/07/art-farmer-homecoming-gentle-eyes-more.html

johnv said...

Thanks Bacoso, you sure can pick 'em!

ludoo said...

Wow, "Smiling Billy" really is something...

lcbriza said...

Thanks Bacoso for this share.

makuma said...

Bought it today almost nine months after.. Loving it, many thanks Bacoso!

Winneba said...

Thank you so much for your work

thundergiant007 said...

thanks for this awsome farmer record

Karl K said...

Yet another great Art Farmer album to add to my (growing) collection. Many thanks!

Karl K.
McKinney, Texas