A market of jazz....
Art Farmer. A post bop trumpeter with an amazing sound, I'd take him over most trumpet players. He's up there on my favorites list with Dizzy, Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, and Donald Byrd.
This album is one of those mid 1950's Prestige sessions. Supervision by Bob Weinstock, engineering by Rudy Van Gelder, and notes by Ira Gitler. Prestige was the Blue Note of the 1950's; turning out great blowing sessions left and right, and adding some of jazz's best young stars to the label, Art Farmer's Farmer's Market is a treat from start to finish.
This album, recorded in the mid 50's features some nice players. Then, the underrated pianist, (he's now becoming more famous) Kenny Drew takes the piano spot, Art's brother is on bass, the incredible and soulful Hank Mobley is on tenor. He also had the same problem with recognition that Kenny had, but now thanks to reissues, he's being discovered again. On drums is a young Elvin Jones. He clearly didn't develope his style until he joined Coltrane. On this date, he could be mistaken for Max Roach, or Philly Joe Jones, playing straight swinging licks. It would be later on he would develope his loose, polyrhythmic style that would be showcased in Coltrane's quartet.
This album is great. There isn't a bad track on the album. Another classic Prestige discovery. I can collect these gems forever!