Personnel: Art Farmer (trumpet); Fritz Pauer (piano); Peter Marshall (bass); Erich Bachtragl (drums).
Recorded live at the Domicile, Munich, Germany on May 4, 1970. Includes liner notes by Horst Weber.
Personnel: Art Farmer (trumpet, flugelhorn); Fritz Pauer (piano); Erich Bachtr„gl (drums).
Liner Note Author: Horst Weber.
Recording information: Domicile, Munich, Germany (05/04/1970).
Photographer: Hans Harzheim.
This 1970 club date in a Munich club by Art Farmer wasn't released until 1998, but it is by no means a collection of outtakes; it was in the possession of the club owner as his own private treasure. The fl?gelhornist (though he is inexplicably credited playing trumpet on the CD) is joined by his pianist of choice while in Europe, Fritz Pauer, along with bassist Peter Marshall and drummer Erich Bachtragl. Both Farmer and Pauer deliver consistently outstanding solos throughout the set, and what's unusual is that all of the tracks are originals by the leader. "Concord" and "Concourse" are both up-tempo cookers, while Marshall's fine solo introduces the bluesy "Overnight." While the piano is slightly buried in the mix, this otherwise excellent recording is very much a worthwhile investment for fans of hard bop. ~ Ken Dryden