Stanley Farlow

The Stanley Brothers - An Evening Long Ago (1956) {Columbia Legacy CK 86747 rel 2004}

The Stanley Brothers - An Evening Long Ago (1956) {Columbia Legacy CK 86747 rel 2004}
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© 1956, 2004 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | CK 86747
Bluegrass / Country / Traditional Bluegrass / Bluegrass-Gospel / Traditional Country

Larry Ehrlich was at end of a long day in a studio in Bristol, VA. Carter and Ralph Stanley as well as Ralph Mayo and Curley Lambert entered the studio in front of one microphone, and Ehrlich, after seeing them play hog callings, a couple of radio shows, and a barn dance, asked the band to sing some of the traditional songs they had been recording for the past 16 years. The results, completely unearthed until now, are no less than stunning. This is the Stanleys as listeners have never heard them: laid-back, relaxed, and full of recollection and goodwill, singing and playing songs as familiar to them as their upbringing.
Tal Farlow – The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions (2004) {7CD Box Set Mosaic MD7-224 rec 1951-1959}

Tal Farlow – The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions (2004) {7CD Box Set Mosaic MD7-224 rec 1951-1959}
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© 1951-59, 2004 Mosaic Records / Verve / Universal | MD7-224
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Guitar

Tal Farlow, was an innovative self-taught jazz guitarist who influenced generations of guitarists following in his footsteps. Although some of his peak years as a recording artist occurred during his association with Verve between 1954 and 1959, relatively few of the tracks were available for decades until the release of this comprehensive Mosaic box set. The music is consistently brilliant, as the leader's solos seem to evolve effortlessly, often finding fresh ground in the many standards and classic jazz compositions performed in this set. Aside from the three opening tracks from Farlow's days as a member of vibraphonist Red Norvo's trio, the guitarist is the leader.

Tal Farlow - At Ed Fuerst's (1956)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at March 21, 2015
Tal Farlow - At Ed Fuerst's (1956)

Tal Farlow - At Ed Fuerst's (1956)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6 Tracks | 66:47 | 154 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: EPM

The "Fuerst" in the title refers to Ed Fuerst, who had frequent jazz parties in his apartment and recorded this set and its follow-up. Featured is one of guitarist Tal Farlow's finest groups, a trio with pianist Eddie Costa (whose lower-register solos were distinctive) and bassist Vinnie Burke. The group stretches out on four lengthy numbers: "Jordu," "Have You Met Miss Jones," a nearly 15-and-a-half-minute rendition of "Out of Nowhere" (which has a vocal by Gene Williams) and "Opus De Funk." There are many hot sections on the album, and the recording quality is quite listenable.

Tal Farlow - Tal (1956) {Re Post}  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at March 14, 2015
Tal Farlow - Tal (1956) {Re Post}

Tal Farlow - Tal (1956)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8 Tracks | 46:58 | 108 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Tal Farlow was hitting his stride in 1956; he was named by Down Beat magazine critics as the very best jazz guitarist in the world, and for all the right reasons. Where other similar players of his day combined rhythmic chords with linear melodies, Farlow preferred placing single notes together in clusters, varying between harmonically richened tones based on a startling new technique. His spider-like fingers handled the guitar in a way no other player could match, and this physical approach set Farlow apart from all others. The evidence is clearly heard on this trio recording sans drummer, ably helped by the wonderful pianist Eddie Costa and bassist Vinnie Burke…

Tal Farlow - The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow (1957)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at March 11, 2015
Tal Farlow - The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow (1957)

Tal Farlow - The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow (1957)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 62:29 | 154 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve Records

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…

Tal Farlow - Night and Day (2013)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at July 8, 2014
Tal Farlow - Night and Day (2013)

Tal Farlow - Night and Day (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 16 Tracks | 54:05 | 125 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Wnts

Nearly as famous for his reluctance to play as for his outstanding abilities, guitarist Tal Farlow did not take up the instrument until he was already 21, but within a year was playing professionally and in 1948 was with Marjorie Hyams' band. While with the Red Norvo Trio (which originally included Charles Mingus) from 1949-1953, Farlow became famous in the jazz world. His huge hands and ability to play rapid yet light lines made him one of the top guitarists of the era. After six months with Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five in 1953…

Tal Farlow - The Return Of Tal Farlow (1969) {Repost}  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at July 2, 2014
Tal Farlow - The Return Of Tal Farlow (1969) {Repost}

Tal Farlow - The Return Of Tal Farlow (1969)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7 Tracks | 41:50 | 108 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Prestige / OJCCD

This album is one of the finest jazz guitar albums of all time. Tal is in top form after a long hiatus. His ideas flow greatly and he is more inventive than ever on this album. If "The Swinging Guitar…" is the quintessential album to have by Tal, this would probably be second on the list. (Amazon.com)

Tal Farlow - This Is Tal Farlow (1958)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at May 31, 2014
Tal Farlow - This Is Tal Farlow (1958)

Tal Farlow - This Is Tal Farlow (1958)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 18 Tracks | 59:15 | 159 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Talmage Holt Farlow (June 7, 1921 - July 25, 1998) was an American jazz guitarist. Nicknamed the "Octopus", for his extremely large hands spread over the fretboard as if they were tentacles, he is considered one of the all-time great jazz guitarists. Where other similar players of his day combined rhythmic chords with linear melodies, Farlow preferred placing single notes together in clusters, varying between harmonically enriched tones based on a startling new technique.

Tal Farlow - Chromatic Palette (1981)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at May 30, 2014
Tal Farlow - Chromatic Palette (1981)

Tal Farlow - Chromatic Palette (1981)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8 Tracks | 37:34 | 88 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz

This album is most notable for the interplay between veteran guitarist Tal Farlow and pianist Tommy Flanagan. With bassist Gary Mazzaroppi completing the trio, the musicians perform Tal's "Blue Art, Too" (based on a blues), plus seven superior standards, including "Nuages," "If I Were a Bell" and "St. Thomas." In general, the music is on the relaxed side but there is plenty of inner heat to be felt on the fine set.

Tal Farlow - On Stage (1976)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at May 28, 2014
Tal Farlow - On Stage (1976)

Tal Farlow - On Stage (1976)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6 Tracks | 30:40 | 89,34 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Music Group

Other than a Prestige date in 1969, this was guitarist Tal Farlow's first recording in nearly 17 years. He is heard at a reunion with vibraphonist Red Norvo and matching wits with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna. Recorded at the 1976 Concord Jazz Festival, this was Farlow's first of six Concord albums, and it led to a slightly higher profile for him than during the past decade. Highlights of the joyous occasion include Norvo's feature on "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," a heated "Lullaby of Birdland" and a colorful rendition of "My Shining Hour." Highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans.