Art Farmer

From Sweden With Love (Live) w/ Jim Hall (DRCD 466)

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From Sweden With Love (Live) w/ Jim Hall

Art Farmer



DRA 171599

DRCD 466



CD 12,38 €

previously unissued


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. In the companion volume (DRA 171593) are their studio recordings made in Stockholm, many with selected Swedish tunes. This volume has live recordings from that year, all previously unissued.


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

Recorded in Stockholm, Arpil 24, 1964


  • 01. Sometime Ago
  • 02. Waltz Hot
  • 03. Theme For Jobi
  • 04. I Love You
  • 05. Polkadots and Moonbeams
  • 06. Bilbao Song
  • 07. Birks’ Works