He’s one of the most under-heralded geniuses of the jazz guitar. After cutting his teeth on the NYC bebop scene of the late ’40s, and building a rep with vibraphonist Red Norvo, Farlow receded from jazz life to live in a shore town in New Jersey.
Pete Wagula’s lesson examines the titan’s style, with a predilection for chord melody, but an astonishing facility for single-note runs and double stops. Farlow, renowned for his big hands, will test your stretching capabilities. Overall, an invaluable look at one of the all-time greats.
Audio guitar lesson:
Tab, notation and Power Tab files available here.