Leader Discography for Nicola Farnon - Jazz Sessions Only

by Steve Albin

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A legend of instrument abbreviations can be found at the bottom of the page.


Date: 1998 - session 1
Location: The Totley Walker Studio Lounge

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Ben Martin (ts), Chris Walker (g), John Trier (p), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Phil Johnson (d)

a. SDUI - 4:23(Nicola Farnon)
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b. There Will Never Be Another You - 5:25(Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
c. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - 6:51(Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf)
d. Get Out Of Town - 3:24(Cole Porter)
All titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CDNJF 34 — Portrait of a Farnon

Date: 1998 - session 2
Location: Hadfield Street Studio

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Henrik Linnemann (f), Chris Walker (g), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Phil Johnson (bo)

a. So Many Stars - 4:15(Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Sergio Mendes)
b. Love Came On Stealthy Fingers - 4:46(Bob Dorough)
Both titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CDNJF 34 — Portrait of a Farnon

Henrik Linnemann (f) on a; Phil Johnson (bo) on a.


Date: 1998 - session 3
Location: The Lace Market Theater, Nottingham, England

The Bob Wilson Band (ldr), Mel Thorpe (f, ts), Dave Leithead (t), Bob Wilson (tb), Bob Hudson (p), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Roy Walker (d)

a. I'm Beginning To See The Light - 5:44(Harry James, Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Don George)
b. Satin Doll - 5:34(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer)
Both titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CDNJF 34 — Portrait of a Farnon

Mel Thorpe (f) on b.


Date: 1998 - session 4
Location: The Old Grindstone, Sheffield, England

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Ben Martin (ts), Chris Walker (g), John Trier (p), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Phil Johnson (d)

a. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - 5:37(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b. I'm Beginning To See The Light - 7:49(Harry James, Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Don George)
Both titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CDNJF 34 — Portrait of a Farnon

Date: May 10, 2004
Location: Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, England

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Chris Walker (g), Piero Tucci (p), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Phil Johnson (d)

a. Don't Know Why - 5:11(Nicola Farnon)
b. The More I See You - 6:14(Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
Both titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CD — That's the Bottom Line

Date: 18-19 May 2004
Location: Woodman Studios

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Nigel McGill (f, ts), Piero Tucci (as, p), Chris Walker (g), unknown (org), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Phil Johnson (d)

a. A Beautiful Friendship - 3:26(Stanley Styne, Donald Kahn) / arr: Nicola Farnon
b. Four Brothers - 3:24(Jimmy Giuffre, Jon Hendricks) / arr: Nicola Farnon
c. Don't Know Why - 3:35(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
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d. Teach Me Tonight - 4:04(Sammy Cahn, Gene DePaul) / arr: Nicola Farnon
e. Show Me - 3:32(Frederick Loewe, Alan Lerner) / arr: Nicola Farnon
f. On The Street Where You Live - 4:57(Alan Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Nicola Farnon
g. Can't Help Lovin' That Man - 5:27(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Nicola Farnon
h. It Ain't Necessarily So - 4:19(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Nicola Farnon
i. Wouldn't It Be Loverly - 4:55(Frederick Loewe, Alan Lerner) / arr: Nicola Farnon
j. Time After Time - 3:38(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) / arr: Nicola Farnon
k. Yes It Is - 4:32(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
l. The Way You Look Tonight - 3:27(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Nicola Farnon
All titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CD — That's the Bottom Line

Nigel McGill (f) on c, (ts) on a-b, d, f-l; Piero Tucci (as) on b, k, (p) on a-j, l; unknown (org) on k.


Date: 2, 3 Nov. 2006
Location: Obsession Studios

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Henrik Linnemann (f), Piero Tucci (as, p, key, pac), Mike Hope (ts), Chris Walker (g), Nicola Farnon (b, vc, v), Phil Johnson (d, per)

a. Taking A Chance On Love - 3:18(Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter) / arr: Nicola Farnon
b. Let's Eat Home - 4:02(Dave Frishberg) / arr: Bob Freedman
c. The Lady Is A Tramp - 3:10(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Nicola Farnon
d. Beautiful Dreams - 3:41(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
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e. Into the Arms of You - 2:36(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
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f. For All I Know - 4:22(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
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g. Angel Eyes - 4:18(Earl K. Brent, Matt Dennis) / arr: Piero Tucci
h. Cheek To Cheek - 3:23(Irving Berlin) / arr: Nicola Farnon
i. The Nearness Of You - 5:55(Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) / arr: Band, Nicola Farnon
j. What Love Can Truly Be - 3:40(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
k. Just a Man Ray - 4:25(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
l. Just You, Just Me - 3:15(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) / arr: Band, Nicola Farnon
m. You Are Too Beautiful - 4:58(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Nicola Farnon
All titles on: JazzyYorkshire CD — Here I Go Again

Henrik Linnemann (f) on b, j; Piero Tucci (as) on l, (p) on a-c, e-i, l-m, (key) on j-k, (pac) on b, d; Mike Hope (ts) on i; Chris Walker (g) on a-b, d-e, g-h, j-m; Nicola Farnon (b) on a-c, e-m, (vc) on d, f; Phil Johnson (d) on a, c-e, g-m, (per) on b.

For All I Know is listed on cd as For All I Knew. Listed on iTunes release of In My Own Words... as For All I Know, which I assume is correct since that was issued later.


Date: 2010
Location: Hall Place Recording Studio, Leeds, England

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Jim Corry (ts), Andy Cholerton (p), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Phil Johnson (d)

a. Ev'rything I Love - 2:53(Cole Porter) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
b. The Trolley Song - 3:58(Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
c. Old Devil Moon - 4:03(Erwin 'Yip' Harburg, Burton Lane) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
d. My Foolish Heart - 2:53(Ned Washington, Victor Young) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
e. Imaginary Bliss - 5:17(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
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f. My Romance - 2:56(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
g. It Might As Well Be Spring - 3:54(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
h. At Last - 5:53(Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
i. Finished Before I Start - 2:58(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
j. When I Look In Your Eyes - 6:29(Leslie Bricusse) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
k. Too Close For Comfort - 4:45(Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener, George David Weiss) / arr: Andy Cholerton, Nicola Farnon
All titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CDnjf 0045 — Hitting the Right Note

Jim Corry (ts) on h-i, k.


Date: January 2013
Location: Market Lavington Community Hall, Market Lavington, England

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Piero Tucci (ts, p), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Phil Johnson (d, per)

a. Let There Be Love - 3:58(Ian Grant, Lionel Rand)
b. Cheek To Cheek - 4:11(Irving Berlin)
c. The Way You Look Tonight - 5:13(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
d. This Can't Be Love - 3:01(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
e. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry - 5:58(Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
f. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - 5:02(Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas)
g. Summer Wind - 5:08(Johnny Mercer, Heinz Meier, Hans Bradtke)
h. Bye Bye Blackbird - 4:31(Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
i. Just You, Just Me - 3:47(Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
j. Perfect Loverly Day - 4:34(Nicola Farnon)
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k. Them There Eyes - 3:15(Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey)
l. The More I See You - 4:40(Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
All titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CDPNJP0050 — A Day At the Market

Piero Tucci (ts) on h; Nicola Farnon (v) on a-e, g-l.


Date: 2013
Location: Market Lavington Community Hall, Market Lavington, England

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Piero Tucci (p), Andrew Cleyndert (b), Nicola Farnon (b, v), Phil Johnson (d, per)

a. Perfect Loverly Day - 4:18(Nicola Farnon)
b. One Note Samba - 4:17(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca)
c. When Love's As Good As Loving Gets - 3:19(Nicola Farnon)
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d. Moonlight In Vermont - 4:44(Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn)
e. Almost Like Being In Love - 3:19(Alan Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
f. Let's Fall In Love - 4:50(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
g. God Bless The Child - 4:56(Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.)
h. Lullaby Of Birdland - 4:33(George Shearing, George David Weiss)
i. Somehow Someday - 4:00(Nicola Farnon)
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j. How High The Moon - 4:50(Nancy Hamilton, William Morgan Lewis)
k. Ornithology(Charlie Parker, Bennie Harris)
l. Surrey With The Fringe On Top - 3:55(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
m. But Not For Me - 4:01(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CDPNP0050 — Three 'n' Easy

j, k performed as medley.

Andrew Cleyndert (b) on i; Nicola Farnon (b) on a-h, j-m.


Date: 2016

Nicola Farnon (ldr), Jim Mullen (g), David Newton (p), Andrew Cleyndert (b), Steve Brown (d), Nicola Farnon (v)

a. The Song Is You - 4:00(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: David Newton
b. Spring Is Here - 4:15(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Jim Mullen
c. Sing - 7:50(Joe Raposo) / arr: David Newton
d. I Get Along Without You Very Well - 3:24(Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Brown Thompson) / arr: David Newton
e. Stay With Me Forever - 5:24(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
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f. Throw It Away - 4:13(Abbey Lincoln) / arr: Nicola Farnon
g. It's Just Got To Be That Way - 6:25(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
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h. Day In - Day Out - 3:30(Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Nicola Farnon
i. She Must Be Beautiful - 3:59(Janis Ian) / arr: Nicola Farnon
j. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - 3:57(Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) / arr: David Newton
k. Please Don't Ask Me To Stay - 4:54(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
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l. I Should Care - 3:16(Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) / arr: Nicola Farnon
m. It's Starting To Get Light - 6:54(Nicola Farnon) / arr: Nicola Farnon
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All titles on: NicolaFarnonMusic CDPNP0052 — So Farnon - So Good

Andrew Cleyndert (b) on d.


Sessions Reported: 11

Performances Reported: 86

Unique Songs Reported: 79

Unique Issues Reported: 8


Instrument List By Alphabetic Order

12g 12 String Guitar
acc Accompanied
pac Accordion
acg Acoustic Guitar
afp African Thumb Piano
af Alto Flute
ah Alto Horn
as Alto Sax
a Arranger
bj Banjo
b-g Banjo-Guitar
bfb Bantamweight Fender Bass
bar Baritone Sax
b Bass
bcl Bass Clarinet
bf Bass Flute
bsx Bass Sax
bt Bass Trombone
bsn Bassoon
bel Bells
bo Bongos
br Brass
cel Celeste
chk Chekere/Shaker
chi Chimes
chr Chorus
cl Clarinet
ccm Concertmaster
con Conductor
cng Congas
ca Cor Anglais (Eng. horn)
c Cornet
cym Cymbals
dir Director
d Drums
DX7 DX-7
eff Effects
eb Electric Bass
elg Electric Guitar
loo Electric Looper
elp Electric Piano
els Electric Sitar
elper Electronic Percussion
eu Euphonium
fen Fender Rhodes
fh Flugel-Horn
f Flute
frh French Horn
gng Gong
g Guitar
h Harmonica
hrp Harp
hps Harpsichord
hrn Horns
kal Kalimba
k Kazoo
key Keyboards
ld-t Lead Trumpet
ldr Leader
md Mandolin
mrc Maracas
mar Marimba
nar Narration
o Oboe
oc Ocarina
org Organ
oth Other
per Percussion
p Piano
pdr Producer
rEng Recording Engineer
r Reeds
rg Rhythm Guitar
sax Sax
shai-hayo Shai Hayo
slg Slide Guitar
ss Soprano Sax
spk Speaking
stg Steel Guitar
a-str String Arranger
str Strings
synth-b Synth Bass
synth-horn Synth Horns
synth-str Synth Strings
synth Synthesizer
tam Tamborine
td Tap Dancing
ts Tenor Sax
twh Train Whistle
tri Triangle
tb Trombone
t Trumpet
tu Tuba
unk unknown
vtb Valve Trombone
vib Vibraphone
vl Viola
vn Violin
vc Violoncello
vdr Vocal Director
v Vocalist
bkv Vocals
w Whistling
x Xylophone

Instrument List By Sort Order

ldr Leader
nar Narration
td Tap Dancing
dir Director
con Conductor
pdr Producer
a Arranger
a-str String Arranger
vdr Vocal Director
ccm Concertmaster
acc Accompanied
r Reeds
sax Sax
f Flute
af Alto Flute
bf Bass Flute
cl Clarinet
bcl Bass Clarinet
ss Soprano Sax
as Alto Sax
ts Tenor Sax
bsx Bass Sax
bar Baritone Sax
ah Alto Horn
ld-t Lead Trumpet
t Trumpet
tb Trombone
ca Cor Anglais (Eng. horn)
hrn Horns
br Brass
frh French Horn
vtb Valve Trombone
tu Tuba
bt Bass Trombone
c Cornet
fh Flugel-Horn
bsn Bassoon
o Oboe
g Guitar
rg Rhythm Guitar
acg Acoustic Guitar
elg Electric Guitar
stg Steel Guitar
slg Slide Guitar
12g 12 String Guitar
bj Banjo
b-g Banjo-Guitar
md Mandolin
k Kazoo
els Electric Sitar
hrp Harp
p Piano
elp Electric Piano
fen Fender Rhodes
hps Harpsichord
cel Celeste
org Organ
key Keyboards
DX7 DX-7
synth Synthesizer
synth-str Synth Strings
synth-b Synth Bass
synth-horn Synth Horns
loo Electric Looper
eff Effects
afp African Thumb Piano
oc Ocarina
x Xylophone
pac Accordion
vib Vibraphone
eu Euphonium
h Harmonica
b Bass
eb Electric Bass
bfb Bantamweight Fender Bass
d Drums
bo Bongos
cng Congas
per Percussion
elper Electronic Percussion
mrc Maracas
cym Cymbals
chi Chimes
gng Gong
bel Bells
tam Tamborine
tri Triangle
kal Kalimba
mar Marimba
shai-hayo Shai Hayo
chk Chekere/Shaker
str Strings
vn Violin
vl Viola
vc Violoncello
twh Train Whistle
w Whistling
unk unknown
v Vocalist
spk Speaking
bkv Vocals
chr Chorus
oth Other
rEng Recording Engineer