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Tal Farlow

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: June 7, 1921 | Died: July 24, 1998    

Tal Farlow

Tal Farlow was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and was brought up in a musical atmosphere. His father played several musical instruments, including some of the fretted ones, while the piano in the house was played by his mother and his sister, who became a fine classical pianist. Tal trained as a signwriter and continued with this work throughout his life in parallel with his music.

He listened to the radio and heard outside broadcasts of the big bands of the day, bands like Artie Shaw, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman. It was then that he first heard Charlie Christian playing and started to copy the solos. During the war, he was stationed in Greensboro. He worked there with a lot of musicians who had come from up north....
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  • The Tal Farlow Album

    Definitive Records
    2013
  • Tal Farlow Guitar Genius: The LA Sessions

    Giant Steps
    2006
  • The Fastest Guitar Player Of His Era

    Definitive Records
    2005
  • Autumn Leaves

    Definitive Records
    2003
  • On Stage

    Definitive Records
    1999
  • Chance Meeting

    Definitive Records
    1997
  • Tal Farlow

    Definitive Records
    1996
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