Addison Farmer

Addison Farmer (August 21, 1928 – February 20, 1963) was an American jazz bassist. He was the twin brother of Art Farmer.

Addison was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He took bass lessons from Fred Zimmermann, and studied at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. By late 1945, he was with Johnny Alston and His Orchestra recording for the Bihari Brothers' Modern Music label backing Jeanne De Metz and shortly after, on the Blue Moon label. Other band members for those recording dates included Al "Cake" Wichard and King Fleming. He later recorded with Teddy Edwards's band. He played in several groups with his brother, including in ensembles led by Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce. He also played with Jay McShann, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. He recorded extensively for the jazz label Prestige.

Farmer died in February 1963 in New York, at the age of 34.

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