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Tal Farlow: Tal (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)Tal Farlow: Tal (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
The complete classic Tal Farlow album “Tal” (Verve, 1956), which presents the guitarist in drummer-less trio format brilliantly backed by Eddie Costa on piano and Vinnie Burke on bass. Seven quartet recordings from 1958 (which also feature Farlow with Eddie Costa on piano) have been added as a bonus.

Tal Farlow was really hitting his stride in 1956 : he was named ‘the best jazz guitarist in the world’, by Down Beat magazine critics. Where other guitarists of his day mostly combined rhythmic chords with linear melodies, Farlow preferred placing single notes together in clusters, varying between harmonically enriched tones based on a startling new technique. His spider-like fingers handled the guitar in a way no other player could match, and set him apart.

Personnel : Tal Farlow, guitar, on all tracks; Eddie Costa, piano; Vinnie Burke bass - New York, June 5, 1956. Bonus tracks: with Eddie Costa (p), Bill Takas or Nabil “Knobby” Totah (b), Jimmy Campbell (d). (Discovery Records) 


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Tal Farlow: The Swinging Guitar Of (CD: Verve- US Import)
Tal Farlow, the self-taught guitar legend, was known for his supreme dexterity and technique. In this drummerless trio session, Farlow's working trio at the time, note the masterly interaction between players which bears repeated listening and study. As the original liner notes to this release observed, "Farlow...is like a swinging waterfall with a rare resourcefulness of fresh conception." (Verve Music Group) 


Price:  £14.99 

Tal Farlow: The Swinging Guitar Of (CD: Verve- US Import)

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