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Time to Swing

Joe Farnsworth

Joe Farnsworth TIME TO SWING_Cover


The Good Shepherd
Darn That Dream
Down by the Riverside
One for Jimmy Cobb
Prelude to a Kiss
Monk’s Dream
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Time Was

About The Album

The drummer of choice for some the biggest names in jazz for more than a quarter century, Joe Farnsworth delivers a career defining masterpiece of his own with Time to Swing featuring pianist and NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron; consummate bassist Peter Washington; and virtuoso trumpeter and cultural icon Wynton Marsalis.

Farnsworth’s acute musical vision was formed over years of peerless performances and recordings with artists like George Coleman, Benny Golson, Pharoah Sanders, Curtis Fuller, Horace Silver, Diana Krall, and, of course, Wynton Marsalis. Wynton is the featured special guest on the first four tracks of Time to Swing and the pairing of his trumpet and Farnsworth’s cymbal beat is simply great jazz music. The first half concludes with a tour-de-force drum solo that is dedicated to the late, great Jimmy Cobb, before a second half that is as scintillating a piano trio performance as you’ll hear anywhere.

Farnsworth is something of a piano trio specialist with extensive work in the classic trios of Cedar Walton, Hank Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Harold Mabern among others. Here, Barron, Washington, and Farnsworth deliver unforgettable renditions of Monk, Ellington, and more in a trio set that is a new classic in itself.

Time to Swing is available on deluxe CD album (8-panel gatefold digipak) and in audiophile 96khz/24bit digital download format. All formats feature original photography by Jimmy and Dena Katz and liner notes by legendary drummer Billy Hart.


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