The Return Of Tal Farlow / 1969

Tal Farlow

The Return Of Tal Farlow 1969
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    1. Straight, No Chaser 8:58
    2. Darn That Dream 4:21
    3. Summertime 5:20
    4. Sometime Ago 3:57
    5. I'll Remember April 2:56
    6. My Romance 4:05
    7. Crazy, She Calls Me 4:25

The public and/or recorded perfomances of Tal Farlow (1921-1998) were few and far between after the late Fifties. He was never more in absentia than during the Sixties. Finally, he left his New Jersey shore home to play a New York club in 1967. Then came a recording with Sonny Criss for Prestige and, in '68, an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival. The Return of Tal Farlow/1969, the guitar genius's first as a leader in many a moon at the time, placed him in a quartet setting with John Scully, a Jersey pianist who had gigged locally with Tal, as the swinging, secondary soloist. The Eighties were marked by a relative increase in Farlow's club and recording activity, but that does not make the availability of this 1969 date any less welcome.

with John Scully, Jack Six, Alan Dawson

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