Personnel: Art Farmer (flugelhorn); Slide Hampton (trombone); Jim McNeely (piano); Ron McClure (bass); Adam Nussbaum (drums).
Recorded on August 15, 1984.
This informal and swinging set has the feel of a jam session. Flugelhornist Art Farmer teams up with trombonist Slide Hampton, pianist Jim McNeely, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Adam Nussbaum on four bop standards. Farmer takes "Darn That Dream" as a feature and the quintet sounds quite at home stretching out on long versions of "Half Nelson," Charlie Parker's "Barbados" and "I'll Remember April." Nothing all that unusual occurs but each of the veterans plays up-to-par and the results are pleasing. ~ Scott Yanow