Full performer name: Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet.
Personnel: Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Mickey Tucker, Ray Drummond, Curtis Fuller, Marvin "Smitty" Smith.
Personnel: Benny Golson (tenor saxophone); Art Farmer (flugelhorn); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Mickey Tucker (piano); Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums).
Audio Remixer: Danny Kopelson.
Liner Note Author: Nat Hentoff.
Recording information: Sweet Basil, New York, NY (02/21/1986/02/22/1986).
Editor: Danny Kopelson.
Photographer: Frank Lindner.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Marvin "Smitty" Smith; Mickey Tucker; Ray Drummond.
Arranger: Benny Golson.
This CD features the reunited Jazztet with fine playing from flugelhornist Art Farmer, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson and trombonist Curtis Fuller (who was actually only on the very first Jazztet record); all three veterans are heard in prime form. With the assistance of a supportive rhythm section (pianist Mickey Tucker, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith), the group performs "Autumn Leaves" and four Golson compositions, including "Whisper Not" and "Along Came Benny." This highly recommended disc is a near-classic that was recorded at the same sessions that resulted in Back to the City. ~ Scott Yanow