Tuesday, August 31, 2010
When I purchased my first decent stereo, I was still trying to learn to play the guitar. I didn't. I wanted to play jazz guitar, because I admired jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Joe Pass, and Wes Montgomery. Or maybe it was the other way around.
Anyway, I read about a set of Verve albums that the label was reissuing. This was in the mid-eighties. I think I read about them in Guitar Player. I managed to get a couple of them. I was in Grad School at the time, and money was almost as precious as music. One of the albums was a duet with Jim Hall and Bill Evans. It was wonderful. The other was by guitarist Tal Farlow. I loved both records and listened to them over and over.
This week I bagged Chromatic Palette, by Farlow with my love Tommy Flanagan on piano and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass. It is a splendid guitar trio. It has the same bright spirit as Flanagan's albums with Kenny Burrell. Here is a sample.