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From the Archives: Jazz Trumpeter Art Farmer.

Flugelhorn and trumpet player Art Farmer. This month the National Endowment for the Arts named him one of its 1999 American Jazz Masters. He joins such previous honorees as Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughan. Born in 1928 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Art Farmer made his first record in 1948 as a sideman with Kansas-City legend Jay McShann. In the fifties his melodic stylings on trumpet and fluegelhorn were featured in the bands of such as Benny Carter, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Horace Silver, and Gerry Mulligan (This was originally aired on 7/21/87.)


Other segments from the episode on January 22, 1999

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 22, 1999: Interview with Art Farmer; Review of the television show "The Sopranos"; Obituary for Charles Brown.


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