Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet - "Another Git Together"

Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet - "Another Git Together"

Another Git Together is a hard bop lover's dream, and while listening to it I couldn't help but wonder why this group isn't held in higher regard in the history of jazz's golden age. Golson has always been appreciated as an accomplished jazz composer, but Farmer often seems to get lost in the pantheon of great trumpet players who appeared in the late 1950's and 1960's. Yet, the more I hear his playing, the more it becomes obvious the dude didn't take a backseat to anyone.

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Teddy Charles - "The Teddy Charles Tentet"

Teddy Charles - "The Teddy Charles Tentet"

Teddy Charles had an important place in jazz in the 1950's before essentially disappearing from the music business altogether from the 1960's onward (before a brief comeback in 2012). His lasting reputation will always lie with The Teddy Charles Tentet, an influential album that took an adventurous take on jazz that was quite ahead of it's time.

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