"Over the course of many years within the wide parameters of my extended career as a professional musician and educator, it's been only upon special occasions that I've been prompted to use the word "extraordinary" when describing a musician and his possession of special talent. Joe Farnsworth is one of these. Mr Farnsworth's ability as a drummer is near to being absolutely perfect, and with a talent like that, one's ability is not always relegated to one area of expression."
"I have Joseph Farnsworth on drums, a great person and a great player."
--Pharaoh Sanders, Jazz Times