Tal Farlow

So Long, Tal

By Bob Patterson
Tal Farlow, one of the seminal guitarists of the Hard Bop period and a true legend in jazz, died Saturday, July 25th of cancer. He was 77.

Tal (by Vernon Hyde)

Talmadge Holt Farlow was born on June 7, 1921 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The home was filled with music as his parents played a variety of instruments. Tal grew up viewing music and electronics as hobbies and chose sign painting as his vocation. In fact, he had a full time painting business off and on throughout his life.

The first big guitar influence on Tal was probably Charlie Christian. Tal built an electric guitar pickup after hearing Christian. He tinkered with guitar electronics ever since.

Tal’s first break came during the war. Bandleader Dardanelle Breckenridge hired Tal from about 1943 to 1945. They toured the East Coast and Tal eventually left the band, settling in Piladelphia. He played a variety of gigs in Philly and New York before meeting vibist Red Norvo. Tal played in Red’s trio in the early 50s (which at times included bassist Charles Mingus). It was in this group that Tal came to the attention of producer Norman Granz and was offered his first recording contract.

Many of Tal’s best recordings were made for Verve in the 1950s. Near the end of the decade and throughout the 60s, Tal dropped into semi-retirement and went back to sign painting. He made only very few appearances in festivals and concerts in this period, staying mostly in his Sea Bright, New Jersey home.

In the late 1970s, Tal came back. His recording “The Return of Tal Farlow” told the world that he had lost none of his fire and amazing technical ability but had gained some musical maturity. Many people believe that Tal did his best playing in the following years. Tal was the subject of a television documentary in 1981 and rekindled his relationship with Red Norvo. The new trio played throughout the US and Europe to great public acclaim.

From then on, Tal recorded infrequently (mostly for Concord) and played gigs and clinics here and there. I was fortunate enough to see Tal at the Bellarmine Jazz Guitar Clinic in 1993, playing with Jimmy Raney and Atilla Zoller. This fantastic experience was videotaped and I may put some excerpts online at a future date.

Tal’s playing was characterized by fearsome technical virtuosity, advanced sense of the Bebop language and jazz harmony and an overriding upbeat mood. He was known for his large hands and the great reach they gave him on the fretboard. Special effects like artificial harmonics and “bongo” tapping became Farlow trademarks. Tal was also immortalized by Gibson with their Tal Farlow model guitar which had a shorter scale neck and shallower body than most Gibson archtops.

In the last years of his life Tal’s style was the subject of an excellent book by Berklee instructor Steve Rochinksi, and also a Verve Masters Series CD compilation.

Reports indicate that Tal had been fighting esophageal cancer for several years and cancelled several appearances in 1998 for health reasons.


Sources:
Encyclopedia of Popular Music © Muze UK Ltd. 1989 – 1998
Steve Rochinski, Liner notes, Tal Farlow: Jazz Masters 41 (Verve 314 527 365-2)
© 1995 PoyGram Records
Maurice Summerfield, The Jazz Guitar: Its Evolution, Players and Personalities since 1900 © 1978-1993 Ashley Mark, Newcastle, U.K.

 


Tal Farlow – Discography


Dardanelle Trio

 

Gold Braid

Audiophile AP-32

Tracks ???

vi-Dardanelle
g-Tal Farlow
b-Paul Edenfield ???

New York
1945


Red Norvo

 

The Red Norvo Trio With Tal Farlow And Charles Mingus – The Savoy Sessions

Savoy SJL 2212

Swedish Pastry (Take 1) (a)
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
Time And Tide (a)
Little White Lies
Prelude To A Kiss (c)
Godchild (Take 2) (b)
Move
Godchild (Take 1) (b)
September Song
This Can’t Be Love (b)
I’m Yours (b)
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Zing Went the Strings Of My Heart
Cheek To Cheek (a)
Night And Day (a)
Godchild (Master take) (b)
Mood Indigo (c)
This Can’t Be Love (Take 2) (b)
If I Had You (b)
‘Deed I Do (c)
I’ll Remember April
This Can’t Be Love (Master take) (b)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Swedish Pastry (Master take) (a)
Have You Met Miss Jones ?

vi-Red Norvo
g- Tal Farlow
b-Charles Mingus

Chicago, 31st October 1950, except:

Los Angeles, 3rd May 1950 (a); Los Angeles, 13th April 1951 (b); location, date unknown (c)
“Time and Tide”, “Little White Lies”, “I’m Yours” and “Night And Day” were also released on a CD containing tracks by the George Shearing Quintet, “Midnight On Cloud 69”, Savoy SV-0208, corresponding to an original LP SAVOY MG 12093.


Gil Melle

 

Gil Melle Quintet

Blue Note BNEP 203 (BLP 5020)

Cyclotron
October
Under Capricorn
Venus

ts-Gil Melle
tb-Eddie Bert
g-Tal Farlow
b-Clyde Lombardi
d-Joe Morello

New York

31st January 1953


Howard McGhee

 

Howard McGhee Volume 2

Blue Note BLP5024

Jarm
Goodbye
Futurity
Shabozz
Tranquility
Ittapnna

t-Howard McGhee
g-Tal Farlow
as/fl-Gigi Gryce
p-Horace Silver
b-Percy Heath
d-Walter Bolden

New York

20th May 1953


Red Norvo

 

The Red Norvo Trios

Prestige ???

Can’t We Be Friends
Blues For Tiny
Somebody Loves Me
‘Deed I Do
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Signal
You Are Too Beautiful
The Best Thing Of You
Bernie’s Tune
J9 Hate K9
Out Of Nowhere
Crazy Rhythm
Prelude To A Kiss
Puby La Keg
Everything I’ve Got
Just One Of Those Things
Farewell To Alms
Tea For Two
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Sweet Georgia Brown

vi-red Norvo
g-Tal Farlow or Jimmy Raney
b-Red Mitchell

Location ???

September 1953, March 1954 and October 1955


Red Norvo Quintet

 

Title ???

Label ???

Tracks ???

vi-Red Norvo
g-Tal Farlow
fl-Buddy Collette
b-Monty Budwig
d-Chico Hamilton

Location ???

Late 1953


Red Norvo Septet

 

Title ???

Label ???

vi-Red Norvo
g-Tal Farlow
t-Shorty Rogers
cl-Jimmy Giuffre
p-Pete Jolly
b-Red Callender
d-Larry Bunker

Location ???

1954 ???


Artie Shaw

 

The Last Recordings: Rare and Unreleased

Musicmasters 01512-65071-2 [details of the original release of these tracks unknown]

Imagination
Besame Mucho
My Funny Valentine +
Too Marvellous For Words +
I Can’t Get Started
The Sad Sack
Dancing On The Ceiling +
Someone To Watch Over Me
Mysterioso
The Chaser
Pied Piper Theme
Love Of My Life
Rough Ridin’ +
Yesterdays +
Lyric
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered*
Lugubrious
S’posin’ +
Tenderly
When The Quail Comes Back To San Quentin

cl-Artie Shaw
p-Hank Jones
g-Tal Farlow (except + g-Joe Puma)
b-Tommy Potter
vi-Joe Roland (except +)
d-Irv Kluger

New York and +Hollywood

February/March 1954 (except + June 1954)

Collection released on CD 1992


Artie Shaw

 

More Last Recordings: The Final Sessions

Musicmasters 01612-65101-2 [details of the original release of these tracks unknown]

How High The Moon
Stop and Go Mambo
I’ve Got A Crush On You
Begin The Beguine
The Chaser
Stardust
Summit Ridge Drive
Autumn Leaves (Take 6)
Scuttlebug
Back Bay Shuffle
Autumn Leaves (Take 6)
Dancing In The Dark
Cross Your Heart
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Frenesi
September Song +
Grabtown Grapple

cl-Artie Shaw
p-Hank Jones
g-Tal Farlow (except + g-Joe Puma)
b-Tommy Potter
vi-Joe Roland (except +)
d-Irv Kluger

New York and +Hollywood

February/March 1954 (except + June 1954)

Collection released on CD 1993


Various

 

Cat v Chicks

MGN E225/E3614/E3611

The Man I Love
Mamblues
Cats v Chicks
Anything You Can Do

The Cats:
t-Clark Terry
tb-Urbie Green
ts-Lucky Thompson
p-Horace silver
g-Tal Farlow
b-Percy Heath
d-Kenny Clarke
The Chicks:
t-Norma Clarkson
h-Corky Hetch
vi-Terry Pollard
g-Mary Osborne
b-Bonnie Wetzel
d-Elaine Leighton

New York

1954


Tal Farlow *

 

Tal Farlow Quartet

Blue Note BLP5042

Lover
Flamingo
Splash
Rock ‘n’ Rye
All Through the Night
Tina

g-Tal Farlow
g-Don Arnone
b-Clyde Lombardi
d-Joe Morello

Hackensack NJ

11th April 1954


Various

 

The Oscar Pettiford Memorial Album

Prestige 7813 (originally on Vogue)

Burt’s Pad
Marcel the Furrier
Rhumblues
Stardust
East Lag
Ondine

tr-Kai Winding
ts-Al Cohn
g-Tal Farlow
p-Henri Renaud
b,ce-Oscar Pettiford
d-Max Roach

Location ???

March 13, 1954.


Anita O’Day

 

An Evening With Anita O’Day

Norgran MGN1057 (Verve MGV2050) (LP)/ Polydor POCJ-1927 (Japan CD)

Just One Of Those Things
Gypsy In My Soul
The Man I Love
Frankie And Johnny
Anita’s Blues
I Cover The Waterfront
You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me
From This Moment On
You Don’t Know What Love Is
There Will Never Be Another You/Just Friends/There Will Never Be Another You (medley)
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Lets Fall In Love

vo-Anita O’Day
g-Barney Kessel (1-4)
g-Tal Farlow (9-12)
p-Arnold Ross (1-4)
p-Bud Lavin (5-8)
p-Jimmy Rowles (9-12)
b-Monty Budwig (1-8)
b-Leroy Vinnegar (9-12)
d-Jackie Mills (1-4)
d-John Pool (5-8)
d-Larry Bunker (9-12)

Los Angeles

15th April 1954 (1-4); 28th June 1954 (5-8); 11th August 1955 (9-12)


Buddy DeFranco

 

Cookin’ The Blues

Verve MV 2513

I Can’t Get Started
Cookin’ the Blues
Stardust
How About You ?
Little Girl Blue
Indian Summer

cl-Buddy DeFranco
g-Tal Farlow
p/o-Sonny Clark
b-Gene Wright
d-Bobby White

Location ???

1954 ???


Ada Moore

 

Jazz Workshop Volume III

Debut DLP 15 (OJC 1701)

The Man I Love
Something To Live For
You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
The Devil Is A Woman
Lass From The Low Country
Strange Fascination
Summertime

vo-Ada Moore
g-Tal Farlow
ts-John La Porta
b-Oscar Pettiford
arrangers-Alonzo Levister and Charles Mingus

New York

27th June 1954


Tal Farlow

 

Autumn In New York

Norgran 1097 (MV2585)/ Polydor 2304 321

I Like To Recognise the Tune
Strike Up the Band
Autumn In New York
And She Remembers Me
Little Girl Blue
Have You Met Miss Jones ?
Tal’s Blues
Cherokee

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

Los Angeles

15th November 1954


Tal Farlow

 

Poppin’ ‘n’ Burnin

Verve 815 236-1

Autumn Leaves
It’s You Or No-one
Tenderly
There Will Never be Another You
Just One Of Those Things
Lean On Me
Wonder Why
Night And Day
Stella By Starlight
Swinging ’til the Girls Come Home
Jordu
The Way You Look Tonight
Bernie’s Tune
I Wished On the Moon

g-Tal Farlow
p-Claude Williamson (1-5)
p-Eddie Costa (6-9)
p-Hank Jones (10-14)
ce-Oscar Pettiford (10-14)
b-Red Mitchell (1-5)
b-Bill Takas/Knobby Totah (6-9)
b-Ray Brown (10-14)
d-Sam Levey (1-5)
d-Jim Campbell (6-9)
d-Henry Bellson (10-14)

Los Angeles (1-5); New York (6-14)

17th January 1955 (1-5); February/March 1958 (6-9); 11th February 1956 (10-14)


Tal Farlow

 

The Tal Farlow Album

Norgran 1074 (Verve UMV2584)

If There’s Someone Lovelier Than You
With the Wind And the Rain In Your Hair
My Old Flame
Gibson Boy
You And The Night And The Music
Love Nest
Blues In the Closet
Everything I’ve Got
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Stompin’ At the Savoy
This Is Always
Tea For Two

g-Tal Farlow
g-Barry Galbraith (1-8)
p-Claude Williamson (9-12)
b-Oscar Pettiford (1-8)
b-Red Mitchell (9-12)
d-Joe Morello (1-8)

New York ???

1955 ???


Tal Farlow

 

The Interpretations Of Tal Farlow/Fascinatin’ Rhythm

Verve MV2542 / MGV 8011

These Foolish Things
I Remember You
How Deep Is The Ocean
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Manhattan
Autumn Leaves
It’s You Or No-one
Tenderly
There Will Never Be Another You
Just One Of Thoes Things

g-Tal Farlow
p-Claude Williamson
b-Red Mitchell
d-Stan Levey

Location ????

Date ????


Tal Farlow

 

A Recital By Tal Farlow

Norgran 1027 (Verve MV2586)

You Came Along (From Out Of Nowhere)
Walkin’
Moonlight Becomes You
On the Alamo
Will You Still Be Mine ?
Lorinesque
Bye Bye Baby

g-Tal Farlow
bs-Bob Gordon
ts-Bill Perkins
tb-Bob Enevoldson
b-Monty Budwig
d-Laurence Marable

Los Angeles

3rd May 1955 (2, 4, 5); 4th May 1955 (1, 3, 6, 7)


Red Norvo **

 

Red Norvo With Strings

Fantasy 3218

Who Cares ?
Let’s Fall In Love
Old Devil Moon
Cabin In the Sky
How Am I To Know ?
That Old Black Magic
What Is This Thintg Called Love ?
I Brung You Finjans For Your Zarf
My Funny Valentine
Lullaby Of Birdland

vi-Red Norvo
g-Tal Farlow
b-Red Mitchell

Location ???

October 1955


Tal Farlow

 

Tal

Verve 8021 (UMV2565)

Isn’t It Romantic ?
There Is No Greater Love
How About You ?
Anything Goes
Yesterdays
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Chuckles
Broadway

g-Tal Farlow
p-Eddie Costa
d-Vinnie Burke

New York

5th June 1956


Tal Farlow

 

The Guitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow

Verve 6143 (MV 2588)

A Foggy Day
The Man In My Life
Sweet Lorraine
Wess Side
Telefunky
Blue Funk
Saratoga

g-Tal Farlow
ts/fl-Bobby Jaspar (1, 3, 5)
ts/as/fl-Frank Wess (2, 4, 6, 7)
p-Dick Hyman (2, 4, 6, 7)
b-Wendell Marshall (4, 6)
b-Joe Marshall
d-Milt Hinton (1, 3, 5)

Location ???

1956 ???


Tal Farlow

 

Tal Farlow Plays the Music Of Harold Arlen

Verve MV2589 (MGV 8371 and CSD1357)

Blues In the Night
Hit the Road To Dreamland
For Every Man There’s A Woman
As Long As I Live
Between the Devil and the Deepe Blue Sea
Petticoat High
One Step, Two Step
Lesson In Love

g-Tal Farlow
as/ts/fl-Frank Wess
bs-Charlie Fowlkes (3, 7)
tb-Benny Powell (3, 7)
p-Dick Hyman
b-Wendell Marshall
d-Osie Jonhnson (1, 3-7)
d-Joe Benjamin (2, 8)

Location ???

1956 ???


Tal Farlow

 

The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow

Verve MGV 8201 (2304 211)

Taking A Chance On Love
Yardbird Suite
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Like Someone In Love
Meteor
I Love You

g-Tal Farlow
p-Eddie Costa
b-Vinnie Burke

New York

June 1956


Tal Farlow ***

 

Fuerst Set

Xanadu 109

Jordu
Have You Met Miss Jones ?
Out Of Nowhere
Opus De Funk

g-Tal Farlow
p-Eddie Costa
b-Vinnie Burke
vo-Gene Williams

New York

18th December 1956


Tal Farlow ***

 

Second Set

Xanadu 119

All the Things You Are
I Remember You
Yesterdays
Lets Do It

g-Tal Farlow
p-Eddie Costa
b-Vinnie Burke

New York

18th December 1956


Tal Farlow

 

This Is Tal Farlow

Verve MGV2829

Lean On Me
Wonder Why
Night And Day
Stella By Starlight
The More I See You
All the Things You Are
How Long Has This Been Going On ?
Topsy
(+ numerous outtakes on re-released CD version)

g-Tal Farlow
b-Bill Takas or Knobby Totah
d-Jimmy Campbell

New York

17th-18th February 1958


Sonny Criss

 

Up, Up And Away

Prestige PR7530

Up, Up And Away
Willow Weep for Me
This Is For Benny
Sunny
Scrapple From The Apple
Paris Blues

as-Sonny Criss
g-Tal Farlow
p-Cedar Walton
b-Bob Cranshaw
d-Lennie McBrowne

Location???

December 1967


Various

 

George Wein’s Newport All-Stars

Atlantic SD 1533

Blue Boy
These Foolish Things
In A Little Spanish Town
Am I Blue ?
Ja-Da
Topsy
My Melancholy Baby
Sunny
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Exactly Like You

v/p/ep-George wein (9)
cornet-Ruby Braff
vi-Red Norvo
g/gb-Tal Farlow
g-Barney Kessel
b-Larry Ridley
d-Don Lamond

New York

1969


Tal Farlow **

 

The Return Of Tal Farlow/1969

Prestige 7732/ OJCCD-356-2

Straight, No Chaser
Darn That Dream
Summertime
Sometime Ago
I’ll Remember April
My Romance
Crazy She Calls me

g-Tal Farlow
p-John Scully
b-Jack Six
d-Alan Dawson

New York

23rd September 1969


Tal Farlow

 

On Stage

Concord CJ143

The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
My Romance
Lullaby Of Burdland
My Shining Hour
The Very Thought Of You
Rose Room

g-Tal Farlow
vi-Red Norvo
p-Hank Jones
b-Ray Brown
d-Jake Hanna

Live Concord California

August 1976


Tal Farlow

 

Trinity

CBS/Sony Japan 25 AP 597 (LP)/ Columbia COL 476580 2 (CD)

My Shining Hour
If I Should Lose You
No Greater Love
But Not For Me
Falling In Love With Love
Angel Eyes
The Wolf And the Lamb
Funk Among the Keys

g-Tal Farlow
k-Mike Nock
b-Lynn Christie
d-Bob Jaspe (8)

New York

14th and 21st September 1976


Buddy DeFranco-Tal Farlow Quintet

 

The Great Encounter

Century Records Co. Ltd (Japan) CECC00359

Like Someone In Love
Melancholy Stockholm
Playa Del Sol
Coasting At the Palisades
I Love You Porgy
Swinging the Indian

cl-Buddy DeFranco
g-Tal Farlow
p-Derek Smith
b-George Duvivier
d-Ronnie Bedford

New York

11th March 1977


Tal Farlow

 

A Sign of the Times

Concord CJ26 (LP)/ CCD-4026 (CD)

Fascinating Rhythm
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Put On A Happy Face
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Georgia
You Are Too Beautiful
In Your Own Sweet Way
Bayside Blues

g-Tal Farlow
p-Hank Jones
b-Ray Brown

San Francisco

1977


Sam Most

 

Mostly Flute

Xanadu 133

Rio Romance
Street Of Dreams
Bus Ride
Body And Soul
The More I See You
Solitude
Poor Butterfly

fl/cl-Sam Most
g-Tal Farlow
p-Duke Jordan
b-Sam Jones
d-Billy Higgins

Location ???

27th May, 1978


Tal Farlow

 

Tal Farlow ’78

Concord CJ57

Mahoney’s 11 Ohms [My Honey’s Loving Arms]
Here’s That Rainy Day
Autumn Leaves
With the Wind And the Rain In Your Hair
Perdido
Ill Wind/Invitation (medley)
Satin Doll
Gymkhana In Soho

g-Tal Farlow
b-Gary Mazzaroppi
d-Tom Sayek

Location ???

1978


Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau

 

Chance Meeting – Music from the Soundtrack of “Talmadge Farlow”

Guitar Archives GTR-0003

I Love You
Satin Doll
My Funny Valentine
All The Things You Are
Conversation (Tal and Lenny)
Cherokee
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Broadway
My Foolish Heart

g-Dan Axelrod
g-Tal Farlow
g-Lenny Breau
b-Lyn Christie (4, 5)
d-Nat Garratano (4, 5)

Rumson, NJ

21st May 1980 (1-3, 4-7); July 1979 (4, 8)


Dan Axelrod

 

New Axe

Phoenix Jazz LP1003

Unnatural Axe
Lime
Namely You
Stranger In Paradise
Three Little Words
Love Letters
Tristeza
Meteor

g-Dan Axelrod
g-Tal Farlow (4, 8)
p-Ed Paolantonio
b-Lee Hudson
d-Fred Lite

New York

26th August 1980 (1-3, 4-7); July 1979 (4, 8)


Tal Farlow

 

Chromatic Palette

Concord CJ154 (LP)/ CCD-4154 (CD)

All Alone
Nuages
I Hear A Rhapsody
If I Were A Bell
St. Thomas
Blue Art Too
Stella By Starlight
One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)

g-Tal Farlow
p-Tommy Flanagan
b-Gary Mazzaroppi

New York

January 1981


Tal Farlow

 

Cookin’ On All Burners

Concord CJ204

You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
If I Should Lose You
I Wished On the Moon
I’ve Got the World On A String
Love Letters
Why Shouldn’t I?
Lullaby Of the Leaves
Just Friends
I Thought About You

g-Tal Farlow
p-James Williams
b-Gary Mazzaroppi
d-Vinnie Johnson

New York

August 1982


Timeless All-Stars

 

Swingin’ the Forties With the Great Eight

SJP185, SJP186

Undecided
The Man I Love
Dear Old Southland
When You’re Smiling
Jumpin’ At The Woodside
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Take the ‘A’ Train
There Will Never Be Another You
My Romance
Fascinating Rhythm
After You’ve Gone
Lil Darlin’
The Flat Foot Floogie (With theFloy Floy)
Sweet Georgia Brown

g-Tal Farlow
+ ????

Recorded in the Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany.

Feb 20, 1983


Tal Farlow

 

The Legendary Tal Farlow

Concord CJ266

You Stepped Out Of A Dream
When Your Lover Has Gone
I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
When Lights Are Low
Who Cares ?
I Can’t Get Started
Prelude To A Kiss
Everything Happens To Me

g-Tal Farlow
fl/ts-Sam Most
p-Frank Strazzeri
b-Bob Maize
d-Al ‘Tootie’ Heath

Hollywood

September 1984


Tal Farlow with John Abercrombie, Larry Carlton, Larry Coryell and John Scofield

 

All Strings Attached

Jazzvisions (Polygram) 841 291-4

Intro-Misty
Meditation
Autumn Leaves
My Romance
All Blues

g-Tal Farlow
g-John Abercrombie
g-Larry Carlton
g-Larry Coryell
g-John Scofield
b-John Patitucci
d-Billy Hart

Live at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

1987 ???


Buddy DeFranco Quintet

 

Like Someone In Love

Progressive PCD-7014

Like Someone In Love
Melancholy Stockholm
Playa del Sol
Chad’s Delight
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Coasting At the Palisades
I Loves You, Porgy
Swinging the Indian

cl-Buddy DeFranco
g-Tal Farlow
p-Derek Smith
b-George Duvivier
d-Ronnie Bedford

New York

March 11th 1989


Tal Farlow/Philippe Petit

 

Standards Recital

FD Music 151932

Autumn Leaves
How Deep Is The Ocean
Love For Sale
Billie’s Bounce
Do Nothin’ ’til You Hear From Me
Body And Soul
Satin Doll
Christine Cookin’
Tenderly
Lester Leaps In
Nuages
Tal’s Medley: Embraceable You/For All We Know/Last Night When We Were Young (medley)

g-Tal Farlow
g-Philippe Petit (1-11)

Paris

November 1991


Project G-5

 

A Tribute to Wes Montgomery

Evidence ECD 22101-2

Wes (a)
Days of Wine and Roses (b)
Four On Six (c)
Darn That Dream (d)
Besame Mucho (e)
Gone With The Wind (f)
West Coast Blues (g)
Yesterdays (h)
Body And Soul (i)
The End of a Love Affair (j)
Naptown Blues (k)

g-Tal Farlow (on c, k)
g-Herb Ellis (b, f, k)
g-Jimmy Raney (a, g, h, j)
g-Cal Collins (b, d, k)
g-Royce Campbell (a, c, e, h, i, k)
o-Mel Rhyne
b-John Clayton Jr.
d-John Van Ohlen

Cincinnatti , April 6th 1992 (a, e, g, h, j)
Indianapolis, May 4th 1992 (b, c, d, f, i, k)


Tal Farlow

 

Verve Jazz Masters 41

Verve 314 527 365-2

Autumn Leaves
It’s You Or No One
Little Girl Blue
Out Of Nowhere
Evr’ything I’ve Got
Isn’t It Romantic ?
Meteor
Lorinesque
The Love Nest
Yesterdays
With The Wind And Rain In Your Hair
I Remember You
Moonlight Becomes You
Autumn In New York
Stella By Starlight
Cherokee

g-Tal Farlow
+ various artists

Hollywood and New York

1954-1958 (collection released 1995)


Notes:

 

* also released on CD along with albums by Sal Salvador and Lou Mecca under the title “The Great Guitars” (Blue Note CJ28-5127).
** released together as “Tal Farlow – Guitar Player” (Prestige 68 355)
*** released together as “At Ed Fuerst’s” (Xanadu FDC 5160)


Abbreviations:

g guitar tb trombone gb guitar bass
fl flute vi vibes p piano
b bass k keyboards d drums
h harp t trumpet vo vocals
as alto saxophone cl clarinet ts tenor saxophone
o organ bs baritone saxophone ce cello

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