Art Farmer / Benny Golson / The Jazztet – The Complete Jazztet Sessions [4 CD] (2013)

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Title: The Complete Jazztet Sessions
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Jazz Dynamics
Genre: Jazz
Quality: FLAC (Image+.cue)
Total Time: 05:03:04 min
Total Size: 1,87 Gb
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Fronted by Art Farmer and Benny Golson, the Jazztet was one of the best jazz combos during its three-year existence, from 1959 to 1962. Although their recordings are much revered now, they never obtained enough commercial success to maintain the group. According to All Music Guide critic Scott Yanow, “the Jazztet – along with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Horace Silver's quintet – was the definitive hard bop combo. Benny Golson's compositions and arrangements gave the sextet a personal sound and a consistently fresh repertoire, the rhythm section (despite many changes in personnel) always swung steadily and the soloists were distinctive and inventive.”

This release consists every know recording by the Jazztet fronted by Farmer and Golson. It consists of their 6 complete studio LPs (presented in chronological
order):
• Meet the Jazztet (Argo LP 664)
• Big City Sounds (Argo LP 672)
• The Jazztet and John Lewis (Argo LP 684)
• The Jazztet at the Birdhouse (Argo LP 688)
• Here and Now (Mercury SR 60698)
• Another Git Together (Mercury SR 60737)
as well as the set of the Jazztet at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival (with Duke Pearson on piano), and a single song from that period performed by the group on a “Tonight Show” TV broadcast.

ART FARMER trumpet & flugelhorn Benny golson tenor sax, on all tracks, plus:

Collective personnel:
CURTIS FULLER, TOM McINTOSH, GRACHAN MONCUR III, BERNARD McKINNEY (trombone)
McCOY TYNER, CEDAR WALTON, HAROLD MABERN, DUKE PEARSON (piano)
ADDISON FARMER, TOMMY FLANAGAN, HERBIE LEWIS (bass)
LEX HUMPHRIES, ALBERT "TOOTIE" HEATH, ROY McCURDY (drums)

Bonus Track: Art Farmer and his Orchestra. Webster Hall, New York, September 5, 1962.

CD 1 [1-10]: Meet the Jazztet
CD 1 [11-17] & CD2 [1-2:] Big City Sounds
CD 2 [3-8]: The Jazztet and John Lewis
CD 2 [9-12] & CD3 [1-2]: The Jazztet at Birdhouse
CD 3 [3-12]: Here and Now
CD 3 [13-14] & CD4 [1-5]: Another Git Together
CD 4 [6-12]: The Jazztet at Newport '60.
CD 4 [13]: “The Tonight Show” TV Broadcast.
CD 4 [14] Bonus Track

Art Farmer / Benny Golson / The Jazztet - The Complete Jazztet Sessions [4 CD] (2013)