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Tal Farlow: A Sign of the Times

Album Notes

Personnel: Tal Farlow (guitar); Hank Jones (piano); Ray Brown (bass).

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California. Includes liner notes by Gordon Raddue.

Guitarist Tal Farlow's debut for the Concord label was only his second album as a leader since 1959. Farlow, who had given up the hectic lifestyle of a full-time jazz musician to become a sign painter who played guitar on the side, had not lost any of his power or creative swing through the years. Teamed up in a drumless trio with pianist Hank Jones and bassist Ray Brown, Farlow is in typically brilliant form on such numbers as a rapid "Fascinating Rhythm," a slower-than-usual "Stompin' at the Savoy," Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way" and even "Put on a Happy Face." This CD is a fine example of Tal Farlow's talents. ~ Scott Yanow



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