Art Farmer – Modern Art, 1958 US Mono United Artists Records – UAL 4007. Bill Evans, Benny Golson.
The 1958 Down Beat review gave the album a maximum five stars. The Allmusic review stated: "Modern Art is the prelude recording for Art Farmer prior to his partnership in the Jazztet with Benny Golson, and also foreshadows the classy, tasteful inventiveness that group brought to the modern jazz world two years after this 1958 session... the Farmer-Golson combine proved to be an important pairing beyond their initial partnership, with the seeds of that forest flower heard and enjoyed here". The Penguin Guide to Jazz described it as "one of Farmer's most successful records of the period", praising the contributions of pianist Bill Evans in particular.
ORIGIN : US.
LABEL : United Artists Records.
CONDITION OF COVER : EX+
CONDITION OF RECORDS : EX.
RECORD GRADING DEFINITIONS
MINT: Never opened, still in original shrink wrap.
NM: Opened, appears unplayed.
EX: A few very light surface hair-line marks with no major deterioration to the sound quality.
VG: A few light scratches and/or scuffs creating audible background noise. There is no skipping or jumping on this record unless indicated in the condition description.
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