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Don't Sell The Farm, Buy This!,
This review is from: Modern Art (Audio CD)
Originally released by United Artists, and reissued on CD by Blue Note/Capitol, "Modern Art" is one of the classic Art Farmer albums. It also is an early look at the Jazztet, as future partner Benny Golson joins him on this recording. But it is Bill Evans who often steals the show. With his precise and concise piano solos it's too bad he didn't end up holding down the bench for the Jazztet. While the album boasts one original composition each from Farmer and Golson, it's the standards that shine here, particularly "Darn That Dream" and "The Touch of Your Lips." This is an essential purchase.
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2015 3:06:23 PM PST
Walter J. Jamieson Jr. says:
I've been listening to this to this a lot in the car over the past few days (I've owned it since it first appeared on Lp), and it continues to be a revelation of Bill Evans' vast talent. Farmer is wonderful, as usual; Golson has a couple of pretty tasty solos, the rhythm section performs neatly and propulsively, but it is Evans who shines brightest.
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