Time Out Ten
Darn That Dream
from the Art Farmer album
For this item you need to be able to stop for ten minutes.
We are often moving on to the next job, the next meeting, scrolling down social media, taking the next call ......'Time Out Ten' asks you to stop for ten minutes and listen to a particular piece of music; to find a time when you won't be interrupted, when you can put in/on your headphones and chill out. Ten minutes isn't long.
In 1958, trumpeter Art Farmer went into a studio with Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Bill Evans (piano), Art's brother Addison Farmer (bass) and Dave Bailey (drums) to record an album they called Modern Art. A review in DownBeat magazine that year gave the album a maximum five stars. Allmusic wrote "Modern Art is the prelude recording for Art Farmer prior to his partnership in the Jazztet with Benny Golson, and also foreshadows the classy, tasteful inventiveness that group brought to the modern jazz world two years after this 1958 session...". The Penguin Guide To Jazz described it as "one of Farmer's most successful records of the period", praising the contributions of pianist Bill Evans in particular.
Jimmy Van Heusen and Eddie DeLange's lovely tune Darn That Dream from the album only lasts for about four minutes, so it is well within our 'Time Out Ten', but they are four minutes of fine playing by Art Farmer and as Allmusic suggests, a chance to hear his formative musical relationship with Benny Golson. They would form their Quintet the following year - after each man independently came to the conclusion that the other should be a member of his new band!