Guitar Player (album)

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Guitar Player is a studio album by American jazz guitarist Tal Farlow. Sides 1 and 2 were recorded in October 1955 while the other half of the double album wasn't recorded until September 1969. It was released in 1974 by Fantasy Records as The Return of Tal Farlow.


Side 1

  1. Who Cares?” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  2. Let's Fall in Love (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
  3. Old Devil Moon” (Burton Lane, E.Y. Harburg)
  4. ”Cabin in the Sky” (Vernon Duke, John La Touche)
  5. ”How Am I to Know?” (Jack King, Dorothy Parker)

Side 2

  1. That Old Black Magic” (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
  2. What Is This Thing Called Love?” (Cole Porter)
  3. ”I Brung You Finjans for Your Zarf” (Tal Farlow, Red Norvo)
  4. My Funny Valentine” (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
  5. Lullaby of Birdland” (George Shearing)

Side 3

  1. Straight, No Chaser” (Thelonious Monk)
  2. Darn That Dream” (Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange)
  3. Summertime)” (George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward)
  4. ”Sometime Ago” (Sergio Mihanovich)

Side 4

  1. I’ll Remember April” (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye)
  2. My Romance” (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
  3. Crazy She Calls Me” (Carl Sigman, Bob Russell)

Liner notes were provided by Jim Crocket, then publisher-editor of Guitar Player Magazine. Excerpts from liner notes: Wes Montgomery described it perfectly, "Tal came on the scene poppin' and burning". And when Talmadge Holt Farlow hit New York that first time, every jazz guitarist in the nation felt his presence.