Tribute to Art Farmer
Design by Finn Nygaard
Choose between three different sizes:
70 x 100 cm
100 x 150 cm
42 x 59,4 cm (Limited edition):
Print on Fine Art Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 gsm, natural warm tone – using archival inks. Trimmed, 2 cm border for framing.
Signed and sealed by the author. Limited print: 1-30.
Arthur Stewart Farmer (1928 – 1999) was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He also played flumpet a trumpet–flugelhorn combination especially designed for him. He and his identical twin brother double bassist Addison Farmer started playing professionally while in high school. Art gained greater attention after the release of a recording of his composition “Farmer’s Market” in 1952. He subsequently moved from Los Angeles to New York where he performed and recorded with musicians such as Horace Silver Sonny Rollins and Gigi Gryce and became known principally as a bebop player.
As Farmer’s reputation grew he expanded from bebop into more experimental forms through working with composers such as George Russelland Teddy Charles. He went on to join Gerry Mulligan’s quartet and with Benny Golson to co-found the Jazztet. Continuing to develop his own sound Farmer switched from trumpet to the warmer flugelhorn in the early 1960s and he helped to establish the flugelhorn as a soloist’s instrument in jazz. He settled in Europe in 1968 and continued to tour internationally until his death. (from Wikipedia)