The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the mid-'50s, guitarist Tal Farlow led one of his finest groups, a drumless trio with pianist Eddie Costa and bassist Vinnie Burke. The same band would record the album Tal a week or two later. With Burke contributing a constant walking bass, the interplay between Farlow and Costa is always exciting, whether they are playing unisons or trading off. This 1999 CD reissue not only has the original seven selections but "Gone With the Wind" which was left off of the original LP due to lack of space plus three full-length alternate takes that are basically on the same level as the masters. Among the highpoints are "Taking a Chance on Love," "Yardbird Suite," "Like Someone in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the mid-'50s, guitarist Tal Farlow led one of his finest groups, a drumless trio with pianist Eddie Costa and bassist Vinnie Burke. The same band would record the album Tal a week or two later. With Burke contributing a constant walking bass, the interplay between Farlow and Costa is always exciting, whether they are playing unisons or trading off. This 1999 CD reissue not only has the original seven selections but "Gone With the Wind" which was left off of the original LP due to lack of space plus three full-length alternate takes that are basically on the same level as the masters. Among the highpoints are "Taking a Chance on Love," "Yardbird Suite," "Like Someone in Love," and Farlow's lone original, "Meteor," which utilizes the chord changes of "Confirmation." Hot bebop that is easily recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/1999
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731455951523
  • Catalog Number: 559515
  • Sales rank: 50,499

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tal Farlow Primary Artist, Guitar
Eddie Costa Piano
Vinnie Burke Bass
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Carl Farruggia Mastering
Bill Simon Liner Notes
Sung Lee Artwork
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