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Blue Note Connoisseurs for May 13: Art Farmer, Bobby Hutcherson, Dizzy Gillespie and More

Louis Smith SmithvilleBlue Note Records continues its long-running Connoisseur series with five more reissues on May 13:

Art Farmer, Brass Shout/The Aztec Suite
Bobby Hutcherson, Head On
Dizzy Gillespie/James Moody/Gil Fuller, Monterey Jazz Festival
Louis Smith, Smithville
Stanley Turrentine, Return of the Prodigal Son

That’s quite an interesting assortment of titles–another 1970s Bobby Hutcherson date, Stanley Turrentine teaming up with Duke Pearson for two 1967 large-ensemble sessions, circa-1959 Art Farmer in front of a Chico O’Farrill-led big band, augmented by three Latin percussionists…a veritable bonanza in today’s ever-shrinking world of jazz CD reissues. I’ll try to post some reviews when they come out next month.

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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