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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful album
For 69 pence you get a strange and wonderful album made with (I'm pretty sure) Jim Hall and Steve Swallow. Farmer is playing in his best lyrical manner, in a tone that critics like to call 'burnished' and it certainly shines out here. The tunes - from the Swedish folk tradition - are good, and turn out to be perfectly fine vehicles for valid jazz music. A steal, at this...
Published 13 months ago by The Brother

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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is it jazz
Beautiful playing,as expected but jazz,I'm not sure.nice background music but you keep waiting for something to happen and it dont
Published 18 months ago by J. A. Smith


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful album, 9 Jun 2013
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The Brother (New York, NY USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: To Sweden With Love (MP3 Download)
For 69 pence you get a strange and wonderful album made with (I'm pretty sure) Jim Hall and Steve Swallow. Farmer is playing in his best lyrical manner, in a tone that critics like to call 'burnished' and it certainly shines out here. The tunes - from the Swedish folk tradition - are good, and turn out to be perfectly fine vehicles for valid jazz music. A steal, at this price, and worth getting anyway if you love Farmer, the finest mainstream trumpet and flugelhorn player of them all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If this isn't jazz I don't know what ese it can be., 19 Jun 2013
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I cannot believe that anyone could doubt that this superb album is jazz. It swings, it has improvisation and form. It has one of the greatest guitar players in Jim Hall, Steve Swallow's jazz credentials are well known and LaRoca is one hell of a drummer. Add to that combination Art Farmer on trumpet and flugelhorn and one has a hell of a great quartet. I regard Farmer's work here as one of his best since the days of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet. Gorgeous jazz and having been an aficionado of the
genre for over 50 years I say "IT IS JAZZ".
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 30 May 2013
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I love this record. It just relaxes me. The playing is superb and it brings out feeling in the music.

Great value Art Farmer. Buy it and don't be put off by the other current review - seems to be more concerned about the point of jazz than this particular sublime record.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely blend, 12 July 2014
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Lovely, restrained blend of American and European traditions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice sleazy jazz, 17 Oct 2013
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Real dinnertime Jazz all the way from Sweden. A very enjoyable collection of music for anyone who likes sultry sax in their jazz vibes. Recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars more than adequate, 23 Sep 2013
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VERY interesting record,mixed media,sensitive,but swings.A good mix for jazz fans;and perhaps even better for Scandinavian folk fans.three more words thanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars Translation a la mode, 8 Sep 2013
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Was not previously familiar with Mr Farmer and his group - Very nice jazz ensemble (think 60s Mulligan, Brubeck, etc.) - nice price too Amazon!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 16 Aug 2013
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Terrific playing, understated and tasteful. I cant believe that the whole album was 69p! Play a sample to get the idea but you will listen to this over and over. brilliant!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A little gem., 16 Aug 2013
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Art farmer is a favourite of mine, and the pianoless quartet with Jim Hall was a truly great band. This really is a little gem of an album. The unusual choice of material never sounds novelty, but inspires the players to some wonderful, cliche free playing with plenty of the close interaction which you'd expect from these guys.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is excellent, 19 July 2013
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I love all sorts of jazz, but this is beautiful... relaxing, melodic... beautiful jazz arrangements of Swedish folk tunes... I can almost imagine listening to this in Gothenburg, snow lightly falling outside. Just wonderful.
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