Art Farmer and Benny Golson record together ‘Meet the Jazztet’ (1960)

‘Meet the Jazztet’ by Art Farmer & Benny Golson is an album recorded on February 6, 9 & 10, 1960 and released the same year by Argo.

Track Listing : 1.Serenata (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) – 03:30 . 2.It Ain’T Necessarily So (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 04:26 . 3.Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) – 03:29 . 4.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson) – 03:10 . 5.Blues March (Benny Golson) – 05:16 . 6.It’S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) – 03:53 . 7.Park Avenue Petite (Benny Golson) – 03:41 . 8.Mox Nix (Art Farmer) – 04:01 . 9.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 03:33 . 10.Killer Joe (Benny Golson) – 04:57

Musicians : Art Farmer – Trumpet . Benny Golson – Tenor Saxophone . Curtis Fuller – Trombone . Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Addison Farmer – Bass . Lex Humphries – Drums

Production : Produced By Kay Norton . Tommy Nola – Engineer . Doug Schwartz – Mastering

Package : Scott Yanow – Liner Notes

Recorded 1959.

Released 1960 By Argo.

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aledittrich @ RateYourMusic
This is widely considered a hard bop classic. Well, it’s a little hard for me to see exactly why. It’s a mildly pleasant record, with ten short songs (3 to 4 minutes)and there’s no denying the quality of the musicians involved, but there’s no real spark. […]

All About Jazz
None of the tracks clock in at much longer than 5 minutes, but there are plenty of minor masterpieces in terms of solo work and the ensemble sound is quintessential hard bop at its best. […]

allmusic
And what a combo this is — besides Farmer’s svelte trumpet lines and Golson’s frenetically vaporous tenor solos, one gets a chance to hear a young but already very accomplished McCoy Tyner, the tart and mercurial trombonist Curtis Fullerand the streamlined rhythm tandem of Addison Farmer and Lex Humphries. An essential hard bop title. […]

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