Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vinyl of the Day - "Art Farmer: Live in Tokyo"

Vinyl of the Day
Art Farmer: "Live in Tokyo" (CTI/King) 1977

Featuring Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones & Billy Higgins, recorded live at Yubin-Chokin Hall (Tokyo) on April 27, 1977, includes a sumptuous medium-tempo rendition of "Love Letters", the wonderful ballads "What's New?" and "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and two up-tempo bebop numbers composed by sax titans Charlie Parker ("Constellation") and Sonny Rollins ("Moving Out").

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