Monday, 28 September 2009

Art Farmer : Homecoming 1971





















Art Farmer Septet : Homecoming.
Recorded in New York, Summer 1971. Lonehill jazz.

Just can't stop hitting this baby at the moment. There's some killer, toe tappin', finger snappin', rug cuttin' joints on here. Picked it initially up for the stellar line-up which includes, Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, Warren Smith, Billy Higgins and Mtume !!! Not only that, there's a couple of bonus tracks tacked on the end which were recorded live at Heidelberger Jazztage, Germany in 1972. This line-up includes Horst Muhbradt, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Tony Inzalaco.

Some words;

First time on CD for the 1971 album by Jazz great Art Farmer featuring two additional bonus tracks recorded live the following year. A homecoming for Art Farmer is beyond the surface implications of the album title. It is veritably a happy musical homecoming for the ears of the Jazz world at large. Incidentally, the title selection promptly invites one to celebrate, revel and swing with the album. This album brings out his growing awareness and developmental capabilities. Jimmy Heath and Cedar Walton are musicians he has worked with regularly during his trips back to the States. The strong smooth mixture of emotion, logical order, and the sound of surprise clothe the program with heat, excitement and variety As a bonus to this splendid album, which appears here on CD for the first time ever, we have added two rare Farmer items, which also make their CD debuts on this edition. Both were recorded on June 4, 1972, during the Heidelberger Jazztage Festival in Heidelberg, Germany and find Farmer playing with Danish bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. Seven tracks. Lone Hill Jazz. 2006.

Enjoy

10 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?ymm4yyndqow

homecoming
blue bossa
let's boom chitty boom

cheeba said...

Seconded! Bought this at the tail end of the 80s, still listen to it regularly and still drop a track or two (the ones you included) for a jazz dancefloor. The LP was one of my first posts at soundological too!

Never ran into the CD version so big thanks for posting "Let's Boom Chitty Boom" with the RC&B. It's a stone cold killer - Herbolzheimer's bone solo (at least I assume it's his) and Reith's B3 are ultracookin' in particular!

katonah said...

i'll get the other bonus track posted up somewhere soon cheeba.

never knew you had posted this lp, great minds and all that ...

cheeba said...

great minds indeed... but youw in with the extra tracks ;)

katonah said...

casavelo live;

http://www.mediafire.com/?mmy02d0rzyg

jazzme said...

When I unpacked this it only had 3 songs , is it missing quite a bit of tracks ??

katonah said...

it's only 3 (the best ones) because this cd can be bought all the place on net.

copyright and all that ...

jazzme said...

Thanks for getting back Steve

taro nombei said...

thanks for the bonus tracks katonah. Great stuff.

Andy said...

Bloody brilliant,I play a lot of Art Farmer,there are some hidden gems in the archives.Thanks