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Joe Farrell

Biography

Joe Farrell’s CTI albums of 1970-1976, which combined jointly his hard bop design with some pop and fusion components, produced him briefly well-liked by listeners unfamiliar with his previous work. Farrell started playing clarinet when he was 11 and, after graduating from the School of Illinois in 1959, he transferred to NY where he caused the Maynard Ferguson Big Music group (1960-1961) and Slide Hampton (1962), and documented with Charles Mingus, Dizzy Reece, along with a significant series with Jaki Byard (1965). An associate of both Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (1966-1969) and Elvin Jones’ combo (1967-1970), Farrell’s exclusive sound on tenor and general flexibility were assets. An associate of the initial version of Go back to Forever (1971-1972), Farrell was pretty prosperous through the 1970s when his single CTI records marketed well, but a medication problem gradually swept up with him. After executing with Mingus Dynasty in the past due ’70s and documenting with Louis Hayes in 1983, he transferred to LA where he scuffled during his last year or two. Farrell passed away from bone cancers in 1986 at age group 48. Furthermore to CTI, Farrell documented as a head for Warner Bros., Xanadu, Modern, RealTime, Timeless, and (with Airto and Flora Purim) Guide.

Quick Facts


Full Name Joe Farrell
Died January 10, 1986, City of Hope National Medical Center
Weight 82 kg
Profession Composer, Bandleader
Nationality American
Music Groups Return to Forever, Fuse One, Players Association
Music Songs Follow Your Heart, Song of the Wind, Bass Folk Song, Collage for Polly, Molten Glass, Flute Song, Great Gorge, Time's Lie, Circle in the Square, Camel Hump, Canned Funk, Beyond The Ozone, Vim 'N' Vigor, Sonic Text, Bleeding Orchid, November 68th, Upon This Rock, If I Knew Where You're At, The Jazz Crunch, Moon Germs, Suite Martinique, You're in My Heart, Spoken Silence, Casa de los sospensos, Bara-Bara, Sound Down, Rolling Home, Cliche Romance, Night Dancing, Sweet Rita Suite, Part 1: Her Spirit, I Won't Be Back, Skate Board Park
Albums Joe Farrell Quartet, Moon Germs, Upon This Rock, Outback, Benson & Farrell, Penny Arcade, Night Dancing, Canned Funk, Sonic Text, Romantic Warrior, Light as a Feather, Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy, Musicmagic, Where Have I Known You Before, Live, Skate Board Park, The Last from Lennie's, Vim 'N' Vigor
Nominations Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Gemini Award for Best Visual Effects


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#Fact
1 Finished his run in Little Shop of Horrors earlier this spring and got married in New York City. [May 2006]
2 Appearing as Henrik in South Coast Repertory's "A Little Night Music" [September 2007]
3 Performing Off-Broadway in "The Adding Machine" at the Minetta Lane Theater [January 2008]
4 Playing the role of Seymour in the touring cast of "Little Shop of Horrors." [November 2005]
5 Appearing with Joan Collins and Linda Evans in the national tour of the play Legends! [August 2006]
6 Is a gifted pianist.
7 Has a BA in medieval literature from Yale.
8 Graduated magna cum laude from Yale University
9 Joe calls New York City home.
10 His mother is an interior designer.
11 Has lived in Ohio, Illinois, and Connecticut
12 Attended Yale University, where he was a member of the prestigious Whiffenpoofs.
13 Sings in an a cappella group


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brockmire 2017 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes filming
Tales of Titans 2017 TV Series executive producer
Our Fascinating Planet 2016 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Tween Fest 2016 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
@midnight TV Series co-executive producer - 24 episodes, 2013 - 2014 executive producer - 1 episode, 2016
Mariah Carey's Holiday Sketchtacular 2015 TV Mini-Series executive producer
Ferrell Takes the Field 2015 TV Movie documentary executive producer
America's Next Weatherman 2015 TV Series executive producer
Comedy Central's All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special 2014 TV Special executive producer
American Muscle 2014 TV Series co-executive producer - 2014
Kevin's Couch 2010 Short producer
Underwear for the Underprivileged: A Brett Gelman Charity 2010 Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie 2016 TV Movie Juror / Club BG
iSteve 2013 John Hodgman
Cupid 2009 TV Series Wall Street Guy
Trading Spaces: Family 2003 TV Series Host

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Therapist 2010 Short production assistant
Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights 2010 Video short production assistant
Every Little Step 2010 Video short production assistant

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kevin's Couch 2010 Short writer
Underwear for the Underprivileged: A Brett Gelman Charity 2010 Short story

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie 2016 TV Movie special thanks
48 Roses: Mariachi El Bronx 2011 Short special thanks
Katherine Heigl Hates Balls 2011 Video short thanks
TSA Explains the Enhanced Pat-Downs 2010 Short special thanks

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience @midnight (2013) · Chris Hardwick (executive producer/host)
· Jack Martin (executive producer)
· Christopher D'Elia (producer)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience @midnight (2013) · Chris Hardwick
· Jack Martin
· Jason Nadler
· Myke Furhman
2015 Webby Award The Webby Awards Entertainment @midnight (2013) · Chris Hardwick
· Jon Zimelis
· Thomas Lennon
· Alex Murray
· Robert Ben Garant
· Jim Ziegler
· Jack Martin
· Christopher D'Elia
· Mike Farah
· Dan Telfer
· Anna Wenger
· Myke Furhman
· Jason Nadler
· Alex Blagg
· Steve Grimes

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Streamy Award The Streamy Awards Best Television Show @midnight (2013) · Jack Martin
· Chris Hardwick
· Jason Nadler
· Alex Blagg
· Alex Murray
· Jim Ziegler
· Jon Zimelis
· Robert Ben Garant
· Myke Furhman


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