Tal Farlow: Taking a Chance on Love

This strange drum-less trio produces some of the most bouncing and joyous music of the 1950s. It's no wonder that Farlow formed such a group, having just left vibist Red Norvo's similarly drum-less trio. The guitarist delivers his clear, inventive, melodic lines with a drive and aplomb that would make them swing even without accompaniment. Costa's percussive approach and sense of contrast are a wonder, and Burke's bass is both strong and lighthearted. These three tackle this nice melody in a way that makes you miss the good old days. Indeed, who does play like this today?

April 11, 2008 · 0 comments


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