Friday, February 5, 2016

The Artistry of Tal Farlow (Norgran 1954)

A generally relaxed date (only "Cherokee" is uptempo), Tal Farlow's pretty tone and tasteful improvising style are the main reasons to search for this disc. Pianist Gerry Wiggins, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Chico Hamilton offer quiet and swinging support of the great guitarist, who performs two originals ("And She Remembers Me" and "Tal's Blues"), plus six superior standards. All of Farlow's Verve releases of the '50s are recommended.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Tal Farlow
The Artistry of Tal Farlow
(Japanese Import)


1 I Like to Recognize the Tune (Hart, Rodgers)  3:12
2 Strike Up the Band (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:29
3 Autumn in New York (Duke)  5:06
4 And She Remembers Me (Farlow)  4:25
5 Little Girl Blue (Hart, Rodgers)  3:25
6 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Hart, Rodgers)  4:59
7 Tal's Blues (Farlow)  5:13
8 Cherokee (Noble)  4:51


Tal Farlow - g
Gerry Wiggins - p
Ray Brown - b
Chico Hamilton - dr

Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles ; November 15 & 16, 1954


Kneigh said...

So glad to see you back, sir!!
Thanx much for this Tal Farlow. All his music is a joy to listen to.

Foth said...

May I echo those sentiments...very happy to see you again. And thanks for the Farlow, great stuff.

neil said...

That Norman grant got around!
Thanks Mel...

glinka21 said...

My favorite jazz guitarist. Thanks, Mel.

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Geoviki said...

Thanks for this one, I'm definitely in the mood for great jazz guitar.

Blue Eyes said...

Wonderful! many thanks Santa Mel ;) for this Japanese import!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mel, another gem from you i would not know.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You