Art Farmer

From Sweden With Love (Studio) w/ Jim Hall (DRCD 463)

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From Sweden With Love (Studio) w/ Jim Hall

Art Farmer



DRA 171593

DRCD 463



CD 12,38 €


Art Farmer (1928–99) first visited Sweden in 1953, as a member of the Lionel Hampton Big Band, in a trumpet section where he shared solo duties with the legendary Clifford Brown (1930–56). Farmer and Brown also made a small group session while in Stockholm. Later on, Farmer settled for lengths of time in Europe, where he was a very much in demand as a soloist and studio musician. (He was famous as a terrific sight-reader of music). He also toured with Gerry Mulligan (1927–96) and others.

One of the highlights of the jazz year of 1964 was the visit to Sweden by Farmer’s quartet with guitarist Jim Hall. This album presents their studio recordings made in Stockholm, many with selected Swedish tunes.


  • Art Farmer - (flugelhorn)
  • Jim Hall - (guitar)
  • Steve Swallow - (bass)
  • Pete La Roca - (drums)

Recorded in Stockholm, April 28-30, 1964


  • 01. Was It You? (Va dä du?)
  • 02. They Sold Their Homestead
  • 03. The Reluctant Groom
  • 04. And Listen Young Dora
  • 05. The Fine Crystal
  • 06. Midsummer Song
  • 07. Sometime Ago
  • 08. Petite Belle
  • 09. My Kinda Love
  • 10. Bilbao Song
  • 11. Birks’ Works