Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by barroso, Jan 15, 2004.
I would love to know if anyone here knows the late and great Julius Farmer.
I love his playing.
Julius and I were good friends in New Orleans back in the early 1970s.
The Wild Magnolias just got cycled through my CD stack after a long time, it's insane how overlooked this cat is.
I don't know how old this thread is and .. I don't care ... Julius has made a lot of 70s Italian albums great with his playing ... check out the contaminated jazz of Fabio Concato's early vinils ...
His Fretless PJ bass and his jazz have a very distinctive and punchy sound ... truly underrated
my favourite is always "L'era del cinghiale bianco" by Franco Battiato. tracks like "stranizza d'amuri" and "Il re del mondo" have som wonderful bass sounds and playing, with a precise, middy and smooth sound, the perfect phrasing and everything you might want from a bass in a pop album.
Faglielo capi' a sti Americani ... ehm ...
Hello I am George S Thompson in Baton Rouge Louisiana, Julius’s home town . Julius Farmer was older than me (by a few years)and he was a big influence. There is a Facebook site called Julius Farmer bass player wealth of information there also here’s a couple of links:
Wow! Totally unaware until this moment. Listening to the recording of "Freddie the Freeloader" on the "Jazz From Italy" record. He sure does settle the argument about whether the electric bass is a legit jazz instrument.
is mostly American discography; impressive given the many years he spent in Italy-some of these are New Orleans classics, I didn’t even know about the Italian stuff, just knew he had lived in Italy. I ran into Julius a few times after he moved back to south Louisiana in the 90’s.
Julius Farmer | Credits | AllMusic
Obituary in Offbeat, New Orleans music magazine : Julius Farmer
I admire Julius greatly. I first saw him play jazz in my teens at LSU and it literally changed my life, I seriously pursued bass playing after that although I ended up more a symphonic player. I can’t tell you how much I admire and respect Julius’s genius.
That is off the hook badass!!!
love the wild magnolias stuff, RIP
Didn’t know he also played in the Pino Daniele band at the beginning of the 80s