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SR-60698: Here And Now / The Art Farmer - Benny Golson Jazztet

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type C
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 60698 A M1    FF
SIDE-B SR 60698-B M1    FF



Comments

“Promotional Copy Not For Sale” stamp on back cover.

1-inch square tear at the top-right corner of the back cover.

Inside The Groove

The Jazztet's 1st album on Mercury.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

The Jazztet, one of the underrated combo in that era (they were critically acclaimed, but didn't achieve the popular breakthrough), left two fine LPs in their Mercury era, just before their break-up.

Curtis Fuller's successor, Grachan Moncur III was definitely the key player in the Jazztet as well as great “Golson Harmonies”. Grachan's play sounds less evolutional or “a newer thing” than as heard in the following album MG-20737 / SR-60737 “Another Git Together”, but this first LP is also fantastic. A-1 is a top-notch tune with well-arranged ensemble and harmonies.

By the way, there are shortend alternate takes of A-1 and B-4 (not edited versions): they are included in the Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album and CD reissue (Verve 314 558 052-2).

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 Tonk (Ray Bryant) 6:30
A-2 Rue Prevail (Art Farmer) 4:21
A-3 Richie's Dilemma (Harold Mabern) 5:05
A-4 Whisper Not (Benny Golson) 5:14
SIDE-B
B-1 Just In Time (From “Bells Are Ringing”) (Betty Comden, Adolph Green & Jule Styne) 5:21
B-2 Ruby, My Dear (Thelonious Monk) 5:05
B-3 In Love In Vain (From “Contennial Summer” (Leo Robin & Jerome Kern) 7:10
B-4 Sonny's Back (Grachan Moncur III) 4:00

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Alternate takes of A-1 and B-4 (for 45rpm single release) can be heard on recent CD reissue Verve 314 558 052-2.

Art Farmer (flh, tp on A-3, B-4), Benny Golson (ts), Grachan Moncur III (tb),
Harold Mabern (p), Herbie Lewis (b), Roy McCurdy (ds).

A-2, B-1, B-2, B-3: Recorded at Nola Studios, New York City, in February 28 1962.
A-1, A-3, A-4, B-4: Recorded at Nola Studios, New York City, in March 2 1962.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Art Farmer (flh, tp) :
  • Mercury MG-20698 / SR-60698 : Here And Now / The Art Farmer - Benny Golson Jazztet
  • Mercury MG-20737 / SR-60737 : Another Git Together / The Art Farmer - Benny Golson Jazztet
  • Mercury MG-20766 / SR-60766 : Listen To Art Farmer
  • EmArcy MG-36126 : Cleveland Style / Jimmy Cleveland
  • EmArcy MGE-26003 / SRE-66003 : Rhythm Crazy / Jimmy Cleveland
  • Mercury MG-20553 / SR-60121 : Cleveland Style / Jimmy Cleveland (reissue of MG-36126)
  • Mercury MG-20561 / SR-60221 : The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones
  • Philips PHM 200-108 / PHS 600-108 : Night Lights / Gerry Mulligan
  • Limelight LM-82004 / LS-86004 : Butterfly With Hiccups / Gerry Mulligan
Benny Golson (ts) :
  • Mercury MG-20698 / SR-60698 : Here And Now / The Art Farmer - Benny Golson Jazztet
  • Mercury MG-20737 / SR-60737 : Another Git Together / The Art Farmer - Benny Golson Jazztet
  • Mercury MG-20801 / SR-60801 : Turning Point
  • Mercury MG-20844 / SR-60844 : The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra
  • EmArcy MG-36126 : Cleveland Style / Jimmy Cleveland
  • EmArcy MGE-26003 / SRE-66003 : Rhythm Crazy / Jimmy Cleveland
  • Mercury MG-20444 / SR-60129 : The Birth Of A Band! / Quincy Jones
  • Mercury MG-20451 / SR-60136 : Richcraft / Buddy Rich
  • Mercury MG-20491 / SR-60171 : The Fascinating Ernestine / Ernestine Anderson
  • Mercury MG-20553 / SR-60121 : Cleveland Style / Jimmy Cleveland (reissue of EmArcy MG-36126)



Jackets

Front Back
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Labels

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Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-60698 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-60698 BACK SLEEVE]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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