Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tal Farlow Quartet (BN 5042)

A rare early Blue Note album by guitarist Tal Farlow — pre-Verve material that's really wonderful, and which shows that Farlow was already one of the freshest jazz guitar talents of his generation ! The record has a cool 2-guitar frontline, played by Farlow and the obscure Don Arnone — with a sound that's very different from Farlow's other work, decidedly more modernist and edgey — almost in the territory of some of the Gil Melle Blue Note recordings, filled with rich colors and tones. The only other instrumentation is bass from Clyde Lombardi and drums from Joe Morello — the latter of whom sounds great here in a pre-Brubeck appearance. Titles include "Tina", "All Through The Night", and "Splash" — and the cool original cover will make your eyes pop out with delight !
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Source : http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=h86mrmsv2t

Tal Farlow
Quartet

Tracks

1 Lover (Rodgers, Hart)  4:03
2 Flamingo (Grouya, Henderson)  4:29
3 Splash (Farlow)  3:34
4 Rock ‘N’ Rye (Farlow)  4:03
5 All Through The Night (Porter)  4:05
6 Tina (Farlow)  3:57

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Personnel
Tal Farlow - g
Don Arnone - g
Clyde Lombardi - b
Joe Morello - dr 

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, at the Van Gelder Studios in Hackensack, New Jersey ; April 11, 1954
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Among the rarest Blue Note recordings are the ones issued in the early '50s on ten-inch LPs, a format that did not catch on (being quickly overshadowed by twelve-inch LPs). In this session, Tal is joined by second guitarist Don Arnone, bassist Clyde Lombardi and drummer Joe Morello for three standards ("Lover," "Flamingo" and "All Through the Night") plus a trio of the leader's originals during what was Farlow's first recording as a leader. Even at that early stage, Tal Farlow was a giant.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0bfuxq8jldae

19 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

Woow! what a surprise! thank you very much Melanchthon for this great album of Tal!

WinterStatic said...

Golden post! Can't get enough Farlow.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for (the copy) of this rare Japanese cd! Great stuff! Especially since this material wasn't included on the Tal Mosaic boxset! (Wonder why?)

hambone said...

Thank you for this wonderful Farlow album that is new to my ears! I've heard most of them - except this. It's short, but I enjoyed it hugely.
Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

ah, now i see the Mosaic set is only the Verve sides--forgive my dumb comment earlier--either way Thanks again, Melanchthon!!

Guelda said...

Tal Farlow Quartet

Can't wait to hear it, I'm into my Tal Farlow period those days ;)

Thanks for sharing !
peace

gregoriograzi said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog. Thanks for dropping in for a cup of joe every so often. Before you disappear again let me say you have a real class act going on here. Thanks for letting me investigate especially these albums from the '50's.

neil said...

Missed this first time around. mel; and only had it as mp3s. So many thanks...

CrunchyFrog said...

the one and only....

FrankDell said...

Very nice.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks for the re-up Mel!

AmyBRAINS said...


Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

jazzcat1228 said...

I've never seen this Farlow session before. Thank you for sharing, Mel!

Melanchthon said...

http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/ChUNi03m/file.html

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

THANK YOU once more :)

musician3 said...

EXCELLENT.....................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Marc Dabney said...

Thanks Melanchthon! Tal rules!