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Meet the Jazztet
Art Farmer, Benny Golson
Meet the Jazztet
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.


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All Artists: Art Farmer, Benny Golson
Title: Meet the Jazztet
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076741155026


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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

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Quintessential Hard Bop
D. Falk | Galesburg, IL United States | 11/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album has it all: tight arrangements of standards, fresh new tunes, and fantastic solos by all. Features Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, McCoy Tyner (only 24 years old, not yet into his cuartal harmonies and shimmering pentatonics), Addison Farmer, and Lex Humphries.The dialogues between McCoy and Lex are fantastic as are all of Curtis Fuller's solos, which seem to all be at smokin' tempos. There is also a hip spoken intro to Killer Joe. Horns don't just sit around either. They back up the soloist or melody.In short, this is a fine disc. Dig it."
Good - but not the best of the Jazztet.
Dr.D.Treharne | Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom | 12/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's difficult to understand from this distance in time why this aggregation never really broke through to the kind of acclaim that they deserved. The playing on this collection is excellent, particularly on the self-penned material ( mostly from Golson - but "Mox Nix" from Farmer is stunning). The standouts are the version of "I remember Clifford", "Park Avenue Petite" and of course, the much lauded "Killer Joe".The ensemble playing is terrific and the rhythm section of Addison Farmer and Lex Humphries gave this version of the group real propulsion. So why not 5 stars ? Well, because the best it got for me, was the group that played on the now-out-of print Verve album "Here and Now" which has been available only from time to time (shame on you Verve Interactive) most recently in 1998.That's where the interplay between Golson and Farmer seemed at its best, and Farmer gets to play some great flugelhorn. However this is just fine!"
Farmer/Golson Jazztet
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 05/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

After working together on a couple of previous albums, Art Farmer and Benny Golson formed the Jazztet in 1960 and recorded a handful of albums for the Argo label; this was the first. (The group lasted only a couple of years, though Farmer and Golson revived it in the 1980s.)

The personnel here is somewhat of an anomaly in that it changed radically after this initial session (except for Farmer and Golson, of course). Curtis Fuller is on trombone and he's phenomenal on IT'S ALL RIGHT WITH ME, which is taken at breakneck speed. AVALON is also taken WAY up tempo; in fact, it's TOO fast - it's all notes. Golson's tenor is featured nicely on his classic tune I REMEMBER CLIFFORD and on the standard EASY LIVING. Farmer is excellent on his own composition MOX NIX, an up-tempo blues. Benny Golson was a superb composer and PARK AVENUE PETITE is a beautiful ballad. His BLUES MARCH is also performed, though not quite as successfully as on the Art Blakey Blue Note recording entitled MOANIN', which is definitive. And his KILLER JOE gets its first airing on this CD, taken medium-slow. McCoy Tyner (p) Addison Farmer (b) and Lex Humphries (d) round out the rhythm section. This is an excellent hard bop album and one of the best by the Jazztet."