A collection of music from 1952 to 1989, this is far from a greatest-hits compendium, and excludes prime music from the Jazztet, as well as many of Farmer's most famous latter-period pieces from Ph.D and Blame It on My Youth. "Farmer's Market" is here, as is "Wisteria," and you hear his transition from trumpet to flügelhorn to flumpet. More from When Farmer Met Gryce and different selections alongside Clifford Jordan would have made for a more satisfying sampler.
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AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos