Jazz Vinyl Giveaway: Tal Farlow on Verve
Okay, now we’re cooking. This is a great, great, great jazz guitar LP featuring Farlow in his prime in a fantastic trio setting with Eddie Costa and Vinnie Burke: Tal Farlow, Tal, Verve 8021. Costa was a great accompanist as well as an inventive soloist and it’s clear he had a great rapport with Farlow. So, why give away this wonderful record? Because I am loyal to my friends at Jazz Collector, of course. Well, it also happens to be that this is a Japanese pressing and, as I was working on my collection this weekend, I discovered that I actually owned three copies of the Japanese pressing in addition to my own original Verve with the trumpeter logo. How did that happen? Inertia, I think. Or something like that. Anyway, I have at least one copy too many, so I am happy to share it with one lucky reader here at Jazz Collector. In order to be eligible to win this record
all you have to do is comment on the Jazz Collector site — somewhere on the site, about any topic — over the next two weeks, until the contest closes on November 16. At that point we will pool the names of all the eligible contestants and put them into either a real or a proverbial hat and pull out the name of the lucky winner. For anyone who doesn’t know this music, particularly any guitarists out there, it’s worth posting a comment or two on the site to try to win this one. You’ll be quite pleased and even if you don’t win you’ll have had the joyous opportunity to share a comment, opinion or even a jest with your fellow jazz lovers out there in the world.