The Record Collection

The Jazztet: Real Time (1986)

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Real Time

Track list:

01 – Whisper Not
02 – Sad to Say
03 – Are You Real
04 – Autumn Leaves
05 – Along Came Betty


Art Farmer – flugelhorn;
Benny Golson – tenor sax, arranger;
Curtis Fuller – trombone;
Mickey Tucker – piano;
Ray Drummond – bass;
Marvin ‘Smitty’ Smith – drums.

Recorded: live at Sweet Basil, New York City; February 21-22, 1986

Producer: Helen Keane
Recording engineer: Ron Saint Germain

Re-mix and editing engineer: Danny Kopelsom
Mastering by: George Horn (Fantasy Studio, Berkeley)

Art direction: Phil Carroll
Cover design: Gille Margerin
Photography: Frank Linder

This CD features the re-united 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.