Homecoming [Bonus Tracks]

Homecoming [Bonus Tracks]

by Art Farmer


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This Art Farmer studio session from 1971 has a slight contemporary flavor to it, due to the addition of conga player James "Mtume" Forman and percussionist Warren Smith, Jr. to a core group of collaborators including Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. Unfortunately, the additional percussionists are too prominent in the mix, greatly distracting from the driving arrangements of Farmer's "Homecoming" and Kenny Dorham's "Blue Bossa" as well as a peppy bossa nova, "Cascavelo." Far better are the quintet tracks, including the laid-back and mellow interpretation of Leonard Bernstein's ballad "Some Other Time," featuring the leader's matchless flugelhorn and Heath's soprano sax, and an upbeat chart of "Here's That Rainy Day." Another annoying problem is the seemingly out of tune piano, though Walton makes the best of a bad instrument. Not an essential album in the vast Farmer discography, but worth acquiring if found at a reasonable price, though it will be difficult. [Lone Hill Jazz' 2006 reissue included two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2008
Label: Lonehill Jazz Spain
UPC: 8436019582657
catalogNumber: 10265
Rank: 135316


  1. Homecoming
  2. Cascavelo
  3. Some Other Time
  4. Blue Bossa
  5. Here's That Rainy Day
  6. Cascavelo
  7. Let's Boom Chitty Boom

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Farmer   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jimmy Heath   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Cedar Walton   Piano
Jiggs Whigham   Trombone
Peter Herbolzheimer   Trombone
Palle Mikkelborg   Trumpet
Peter Trunk   Bass
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen   Bass
Tony Inzalaco   Drums
Rick Kiefer   Trumpet
Ferdinand Povel   Saxophone
Dieter Reith   Organ
Ack Van Rooyen   Trumpet
Horst Muhlbradt   Piano
Sam "Stovepipe No. 1" Jones   Bass
Warren Smith   Percussion

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Kenny Dorham   Composer
Art Farmer   Composer
Herbie Mann   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Herb Wong   Liner Notes

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