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Single Line 1950/60 (I)

Single Line 1950/60 (I)

  • Tal Farlow (1921 - 1998)
    • One of the greatest Jazz Guitarists of all time.
    • Worked as a Sign Painter until age 22
    • 1950’s Red Novo’s trio with Charles Mingus
    • 1954 Downbeat “New Star Award”
    • Fluid Fast Lines and Exceptional Harmony
  • Audio: Stella By Starlight, Cherokee, Autumn In New York.
    • Tal Farlow Verve Jazz Masters 41 314-527-365-2

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Tal Farlow one of my Guitar heroes from an early age. Iws fortunate enough to meet him talk and play at the Pizza Express.

Known for his large hands ( the octopus”), his lines and signature chords are hard to copy.

1958 Stella By Stralight: Eddie Costa (p), Bill Tackus (b), Jimmy Campbel (d)

1954 Cherokee Gerald Wiggins(p), Ray Brown (b), Chico Hamilton (d)


1954 Autumn In New York Tal “ recorded during a microphone check at the beginning of the record date. I was fooling around with the tune and they had the tape rolling. It was never intended to be released.”

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