Tal Farlow - Verve Jazz Masters 41

by Tal Farlow

(1995) Verve

Personnel Tal Farlow-guitar, Red Mitchell-bass, Claude Williamson-piano, Ray Brown-bass, Chico Hamilton-drums, Bob Enevoldsen-trombone, Bill Perkins-tenor sax, Barry Galbraith-guitar, Oscar Pettiford-bass, Joe Morello-drums, Eddie Costa-piano, others
Description Tal could play long single note lines at incredible speed or beautiful chord melody arrangements complete with complex voicings, and palm harmonics. This set includes standards such as "Autumn Leaves", "Stella by Starlight" and "Cherokee".
Posted By Tom Cavanagh (2608)
Directory Recordings: Jazz
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On 1/1/2003, Tom Cavanagh (2608) posted:
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This collection contains many of Tal Farlow's classic recordings in trio, quartet and sextet formats. Tal was a guitarist with total mastery of the instrument who could burn on bop tunes as easily as he could reharmonize beautiful ballads. Jim Hall, John McLaughlin and Jimmy Raney all cited Tal as an influence. Any jazz guitarists should add this CD to their collection.