Tal Farlow - Discography

Thanks to Andy Sheppard for this exhaustive 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

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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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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

New York ???

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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

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Review

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


Dan Axelrod

New Axe

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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

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Review

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

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Review

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


Tal Farlow

The Legendary Tal Farlow

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Review

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

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Review

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

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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

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Review

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

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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

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Review

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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