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Tal Farlow

g, 1921-1998 US, Greensboro, North Carolina
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Talmage Holt Farlow

Talmage Holt Farlow (June 7, 1921 – July 25, 1998) was an American jazz guitarist. Nicknamed the "Octopus" for his extremely large hands which 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.

  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Classical
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Title Artist Year Type
Seven Classic AlbumsTal Farlow2016Compil.
The Heart And Soul Of Tal FarlowTal Farlow2007Compil.
The L. A. SessionsTal Farlow2006Compil.
The Fastest Guitar Player Of His EraTal Farlow2005Compil.
The Complete Verve Tal Farlow SessionsTal Farlow2004Album
Modern Jazz ArchiveTal Farlow2004Compil.
Autumn LeavesTal Farlow2003Compil.
Autumn LeavesTal Farlow2003Single
Complete 1956 Private RecordingsTal Farlow2002Album
Tal Farlow's Finest HourTal Farlow2001Compil.
MoveThe Red Norvo Trio with Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus2001Compil.
Chance MeetingTal Farlow & Lenny Breau1997Album
Tal FarlowTal Farlow1996Compil.
Verve Jazz Masters 41Tal Farlow1995Compil.
Standard RecitalsTal Farlow, Philippe Petit1991Album
At Ed Fuerst'sTal Farlow1988Album
All Strings AttachedTal Farlow, John Abercrombie, Larry Carlton, Larry Coryell, John Scofield, John Patitucci & Billy Hart1987Album
TalTal Farlow1986Single
The Legendary Tal FarlowTal Farlow1985Album
Poppin' And Burnin'Tal Farlow1984Compil.
Early TalTal Farlow1983Compil.
Timeless & Just Jazz International Present Swingin' The Forties With The Great Eight - Live From The Berlin PhilharmonieTeddy Wilson, Red Norvo, Buddy Tate, Slam Stewart, Billy Butterfield, Tal Farlow, Johnny Mince, Sam Woodyard1983Album
On StageTal Farlow, Hank Jones, Red Norvo, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna1981Album
Chromatic PaletteTal Farlow1981Album
Tal Farlow '78Tal Farlow1978Album
Charlie Mingus With Red Norvo And Tal FarlowCharles Mingus With Red Norvo And Tal Farlow1977Compil.
Second SetTal Farlow1977Album
TrinityTal Farlow1977Album
A Sign Of The TimesTal Farlow1977Album
The Red Norvo Trio With Tal Farlow And Charles MingusThe Red Norvo Trio With Tal Farlow And Charles Mingus1976Compil.
Fuerst SetTal Farlow1975Album
Guitar PlayerTal Farlow1974Compil.
The Return Of Tal Farlow / 1969Tal Farlow1970Album
Tal Farlow Plays The Music Of Harold ArlenTal Farlow1968Album
The Artistry Of Tal FarlowTal Farlow1960Single
The Artistry Of Tal FarlowTal Farlow1960Single
The Guitar Artistry Of Tal FarlowTal Farlow1959Album
This Is Tal FarlowTal Farlow1958Album
The Swinging Guitar Of Tal FarlowTal Farlow1957Album
TalTal Farlow1956Album
Move!The Red Norvo Trio With Tal Farlow, Charles Mingus1956Album
The Interpretations Of Tal Farlow #3Tal Farlow1955Single
The Tal Farlow AlbumTal Farlow1955Single
A Recital By Tal FarlowTal Farlow1955Album
The Interpretations OfTal Farlow1955Album
Swing GuitarsOscar Moore / Barney Kessel / Tal Farlow1955Compil.
Autumn In New YorkTal Farlow1954Album
The Tal Farlow AlbumTal Farlow1954Album
Gil Mellé QuintetGil Mellé Quintet, Tal Farlow1954Single
The Tal Farlow AlbumTal Farlow1954Single
Volume 2Gil Mellé Quintet With Urbie Green And Tal Farlow1953Album
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