Art Farmer – On The Road (Full Album)

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On the Road is an album by Art Farmer recorded in Los Angeles in 1976 and originally released on the Contemporary label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
On the Road features a logical but only one-time collaboration between flügelhornist Art Farmer and altoist Art Pepper. With pianist Hampton Hawes, bassist Ray Brown, and either Steve Ellington or Shelly Manne on drums completing the quintet, the five standards and Hawes’ original “Downwind” were certainly in good hands. A special highlight is a duet version of “My Funny Valentine,” featuring Farmer and Hawes. Everyone plays up to par on this spirited straight-ahead set (https://goo.gl/wnsYLT).

Track listing:
“Downwind” (Hampton Hawes) – 7:30
“My Funny Valentine” (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 6:57
“Namely You” (Gene DePaul, Johnny Mercer) – 6:51
“What Am I Here For?” (Duke Ellington, Frankie Laine) – 6:46
“I Can’t Get Started” (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 7:30
“Will You Still Be Mine?” (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 5:39

Personnel:
Art Farmer – flugelhorn
Art Pepper – alto saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 6)
Hampton Hawes – piano
Ray Brown – bass (tracks 1 & 3-6)
Steve Ellington (tracks 1, 3 & 5), Shelly Manne (tracks 4 & 6)- drums

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Released: 1976
Recorded: July 26 & 28 and August 16, 1976
Los Angeles, CA
Length: 40:48
Label Contemporary
S 7636
Producer: John Koenig and Lester Koenig

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