We remember Tal Farlow. ‘Tal The Octopus’

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,Tracklist : 1 . The Guitar Show (1990) 2 . Little Darling (1988) 3 . Strike up the band (1988) 4 . Fascinating Rythm (1981) 5 . Misty 6 . w/ Lenny Breau - Cherokee Tracklist : Autumn In New York . Taking A Chance On Love . Yardbird Suite…

Tal Farlow and Lenny Breau record their unique collaboration album : ‘Chance Meeting’ (1980)

'Chance Meeting' by Tal Farlow & Lenny Breau is their first and only performance together recorded on May 21, 1980 and released in 1997 by Guitarchives.Track Listing : 1.I Love You (Cole Porter) - 05:24 . 2.Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) - 07:03 . 3.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 08:40 . 4.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome…

Verve publish ‘The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow’ by guitarist Tal Farlow (1957)

'The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow' is an album by Tal Farlow released on January 9, 1957 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Taking A Chance On Love (Vernon Duke, John Latouche, Ted Fetter) - 04:43 . 2.Yardbird Suite (Charlie Parker) - 05:15 . 3.You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) - 05:39 . 4.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 05:42 . 5.Like Someone In…

Tal, Larries, John, it is a guitar summit (1986)

September 12, 1986 - guitarists John Abercrombie, Larry Carlton, Larry Coreyll, John Scofield, Tal Farlow plus John Patitucci (b) and Billy Hart (d) will share the stage at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles

Van Morrison – Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue

Released on March 24, 2015, "Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue" is the thirty fith album by Van Morrison duetting with Bobby Womack, Steve Winwood, Joss Stone, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler, Mick Hucknall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bublé, George Benson and more.Track Listing : 1.Some Peace Of Mind (Van Morrison) - 05:14 . 2.If I Ever Needed Someone (Van Morrison) - 03:49 . 3.Higher Than The…

We remember Barney Kessel. ‘Kessel, Poll Winner’

This day (May 6, 2004), in San Diego, California, died Barney Kessel, one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century.Digest Tracklist : w/ Tal Farlow & Charlie Byrd - Lover (1988) . Minor mode (1985) . w/ Herb Ellis playing - Oh Lady Be Good (1979) . w/ Oscar Peterson - Watch What Happens (1974) . Basies Blues – (1973) . w/ Kenny Burrell, Grant Green - Blue Mist . St. Thomas .…

We remember vibraphonist Red Norvo. ‘Red Red Swing’

This day ( April 6, 1999), in Santa Monica, California, died Red Norvo, one of jazz's early vibraphonists, known as 'Mr. Swing' Digest Tracklist : w/ Tal Farlow - All Of Me . w/ Benny Carter - After You'Ve Gone (1985) . w/ Billy Butterfield, Tal Farlow,Teddy Wilson - Undecided (1983) . Girl From Ipanema (1974) . w/ Braff Kessel - Lady Be Good (1974) . w/ Benny Goodman - All Star Band 1959 . And…

Al Di Meola releases ‘Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody’ recorded with World Sinfonia (2011)

Al Di Meola's 'Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody' is an album recorded with World Sinfonia and released on March 15, 2011 by Concord. Track Listing : 1.Siberiana (Al Di Meola) - 08:30 . 2.Paramour'S Lullaby (Al Di Meola) - 07:47 . 3.Mawazine, Pt. 1 (Al Di Meola) - 02:09 . 4.Michelangelo'S 7Th Child (Al Di Meola) - 07:33 . 5.Gumbiero (Al Di Meola) - 06:19 . 6.Brave New World (Al Di Meola) - 01:54 .…

Happy Birthday Larry Carlton. ‘Mr.335 is 74’

This day (March 2, 1948), in Torrance, California, is born Larry Carlton, an American guitarist.Tracklist : She's Out of My Life (2019) . w/ Ron King Big Band - Friday Night Shuffle (2018) . Cold Duck Time (2016) . Sleepwalk (2013) . Solo Guitar at the Iridium, N.Y. 2010 . Estival Jazz Lugano (2011) . w/ Fourplay - Blues Force (2008) . w/ Robben Ford - Tequila (2006) . w/ Steve Lukater Band -…

This week In Jazz Legends 08/52

Cassandra Wilson, David Murray, Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan, Blue Note All Stars, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock Quintet VSOP, Benny Carter, Larry Coryell, Larry Carlton, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Tal Farlow, Clark Terry, Steve Gadd, Dinah WashingtonThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 297 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are…

We remember Larry Coryell

This day (February 19, 2017), in New York City, died Larry Coryell American jazz fusion guitaristTracklist : Spaces Revisited (2017) . Larry Coryell Trio (2016) . w/ Murali Coryell (2015) . Kowloon Jag (2013) . Blue Monk 2011) . w/ Badi Assad & John Abercrombie - Three Guitars . w/ George Duke - So What . w/ Al Di Meola - Spain (1986) . w/ Stipe / Delucia - Meeting Of The Spirits (1979)…

Happy Birthday John Scofield. ‘Sco Hand’

This day (December 26, 1951), in  Dayton, Ohio, is born John Scofield, an American jazz guitarist and composer.Tracklist : Self Portrait in Three Colors (2020) . w/ Jon Cleary – @Reigenlive (2019) . Icons at the fair (2018) . w/ Uberjam Band – Blue Matter (2017) . w/ Mehldau Guiliana – Wake Up (2016) . w/ Joe Lovano Quartet – Chariots (2015) . Lawns (2014) . w/ Organic Trio @ Jazzwoche Burghausen…

We remember Charlie Byrd. ‘Last Flight’

This day (December 2, 1999), in Annapolis, Maryland, died Charlie Byrd, an American guitarist known for his association with Stan Getz. and Brazilian music.Tracklist : Corcovado . He loves, she loves & How long has this been going on . w/ Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel – Seven Come Eleven (1988) . w/ Luiz Bonfa - Samba de Orfeu . w/ Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis – Medley (1980) . solo . w/ Stan…

We remember Tommy Flanagan. ‘The Modest Magnificent’

This day (November 16, 2001), in New York City, died Tommy Flanagan, an American jazz pianist, particularly remembered for his work with Ella FitzgeraldDigest Tracklist : Beyond The Bluebird . w/ Benny Carter – Just Friends (1985) . Raincheck (1991) . w/ Billy Taylor – The Study Of Bird . w/ Tal Farlow – I Hear a Rhapsody . With Malice Towards None (1981) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald – Misty . Tommy…

Loony Jazz Tunes

From 'Frenesi' to 'I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (and My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me)' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Craziness'. "Loony Jazz Tunes" has Stan Getz, Tito Puente, Billy May, Nat King Cole and many more.

The Sound of (Richard Rodgers’) Music

From 'There's A Small Hotel' to 'My Romance', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Richard Rodgers'. It has Hiromi Uehara, Caetano Veloso, Charmian Carr, Mary Lou Williams and many more.

We remember James Brown. ‘Mr. Feelgood’

This day (December 25, 2006), in Atlanta, Georgia, died James Brownan American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist who is one of the founding fathers of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance.Tracklist : Sex Machine (1971) . Make it Funky (2003) . I Feel Good (1989) . Its A Mans World (1981) . Nature (1979) . The Payback (1974) . Sunny (1971)…