Wikipedia : This day (July 25, 1998), in New York City, New York, died Talmage Holt Farlow simply known as Tal Farlow, an American jazz guitarist, nicknamed the Octopus,
Talmage Farlow Film : At the top of his form in 1958, Tal Farlow walked out of the limelight as suddenly as he’d walked into it less than ten years before. People wondered where he’d vanished to. Had he cracked up? Was he sick of the jazz scene?
@allmusic : 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
@last.fm : While with the Red Norvo Trio (which originally included Charles Mingus) from 1949-1953, Farlow became famous in the jazz world.