Tal Farlow was one of the most talented and influential bebop guitarists of all time. His lightening speed, clarity and imagination were hallmarks of his style.
Dan Adler writes:
Over the span of nearly 50 years, Tal Farlow has recorded some of the most memorable jazz guitar bebop solos ever. His early recordings with Red Norvo and Charles Mingus were landmarks in the development of small group arrangements that sounded surprisingly complete and always swinging even at the most challenging tempo.
Steve Cera has a very good and lengthy article on the entire career of Tal, that includes interviews with the man and should be read.
Are you listening to any speed merchants tonight?