Art Farmer & Benny Golson: Park Avenue Petite

Track

Park Avenue Petite

Group

The Jazztet (Benny Golson & Art Farmer)

CD

Meet the Jazztet (MCA CHD-91550)

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Musicians:

Benny Golson (tenor sax), Art Farmer (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), McCoy Tyner (piano), Addison Farmer (bass), Lex Humphries (drums).

Recorded: Chicago, February 6, 1960.

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Rating: 96/100 (learn more)

Their debut album was called Meet the Jazztet, and you'd best shake hands fast because all but two founding members soon left—Curtis Fuller over resentment that he didn't receive expected co-leader billing and McCoy Tyner to join John Coltrane. Aside from showcasing one of the era's finest trumpeters, the Jazztet also boasted premier composer and arranger Benny Golson, whose immortal "I Remember Clifford," for example, has been recorded >200 times, by everyone from The Jazz Messengers to The Manhattan Transfer. Golson's "Park Avenue Petite," on the other hand, was recorded <10 times. Both ballads are equally beautiful. Go figure.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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  • 1 Brian K. Barnes // Jan 09, 2009 at 01:45 PM
    I agree with the reviewer's opinion on this tune. I stumbled across Blue Mitchell's rendition of it, and was blown away. Ended up adding it to our repertoire, and never understood why more players didn't know about it. Luck o' the draw, I guess.
  • 2 STU // Mar 29, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    I am looking for a lead sheet to PARK AVENUE PETITE. Thanks.