Three Trumpets

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Three Trumpets
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Studio album by Art Farmer, Donald Byrd and Idrees Sulieman
Released 1957
Recorded January 26, 1957
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length39:22
Label Prestige
PRLP 7092
Producer Teddy Charles
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Three Trumpets is an album by the Prestige All Stars nominally led by trumpeters Art Farmer, Donald Byrd and Idrees Sulieman, recorded in 1957 and released on the New Jazz label. [1]

Art Farmer American jazz trumpeter

Arthur Stewart Farmer 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.

Donald Byrd American musician

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while remaining a jazz artist. As a bandleader, Byrd was an influence on the early career of Herbie Hancock.

Idrees Sulieman American musician

Idrees Sulieman was a bop and hard bop trumpeter.

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Scott Yanow of AllMusic reviewed the album, stating: "Three of the up-and-coming hard bop trumpeters of the 1950s are matched up on this jam session-flavored set. ...Although none of the songs caught on there are some fireworks during these performances". [2]

Scott Yanow is an American jazz reviewer, historian, and author.

AllMusic online music database

AllMusic is an online music database. It catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musical artists and bands. It launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web.

Track listing

  1. "Palm Court Alley" (Idrees Sulieman) – 7:48
  2. "Who's Who?" (Art Farmer) – 6:29
  3. "Diffusion of Beauty" (Hod O'Brien) – 7:01
  4. "Forty Quarters" (Sulieman) – 4:34
  5. "You Gotta Dig It to Dig It" (Donald Byrd) – 13:30

Personnel

Trumpet musical instrument with the highest register in the brass family

A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles. The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family. Trumpet-like instruments have historically been used as signaling devices in battle or hunting, with examples dating back to at least 1500 BC; they began to be used as musical instruments only in the late 14th or early 15th century. Trumpets are used in art music styles, for instance in orchestras, concert bands, and jazz ensembles, as well as in popular music. They are played by blowing air through nearly-closed lips, producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. Since the late 15th century they have primarily been constructed of brass tubing, usually bent twice into a rounded rectangular shape.

Walter Howard "Hod" O'Brien was an American jazz pianist.

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

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References

  1. Prestige Records discography accessed March 30, 2015
  2. 1 2 Yanow, S., AllMusic Review, March 30, 2015
  3. Down Beat: January 23, 1958 Vol. 25, No. 2