Art Farmer – Maiden Voyage {DENON}

Review by Ken Dryden (

From the outside cover this CD looks promising, with seven jazz classics, including “Blue Bossa,” “Naima” and “Blue In Green,” performed by the always enjoyable flugelhornist. But his impeccable tone and superb solos can’t overcome the often overbearing studio orchestra. The rhythm section is anchored by bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette, though producer/arranger/conductor Masahiko Satoh’s piano playing isn’t on the same level as the rest of the quartet. While the music is well played, there are many fine Art Farmer CDs available that deserve your attention before this one.

01 – Nica’s Dream
02 – Ruby My Dear
03 – Blue Bossa
04 – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
05 – Blue in Green
06 – Maiden Voyage
07 – Naima

Art Farmer – flugelhorn
Masahiko Satoh – acoustic piano, rhodes piano
Ron Carter – bass
Jack De Johnette – drums

Recorded and mixed at A&R Studios, New York City in April, 1983

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

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