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Tommy Flanagan

Known for his flawless and tasteful playing, Tommy Flanagan received long overdue recognition for his talents in the 1980s. He played clarinet when he was six and switched to piano five years later. Flanagan was an important part of the fertile Detroit jazz scene (other than 1951-1953 when he was in the Army) until he moved to New York in 1956. He was used for many recordings after his arrival during that era; cut sessions as a leader for New Jazz, Prestige, Savoy, and Moodsville; and worked regularly with Oscar Pettiford, J.J. Johnson (1956-1958), Harry "Sweets" Edison (1959-1960), and Coleman Hawkins (1961). Flanagan was Ella Fitzgerald's regular accompanist during 1963-1965 and 1968-1978, which resulted in him being underrated as a soloist. However, starting in 1975, he began leading a series of superior record sessions and since leaving Fitzgerald, Flanagan has been in demand as the head of his own trio, consistently admired for his swinging and creative bop-based style. Among the many labels he has recorded for since 1975 are Pablo, Enja, Denon, Galaxy, Progressive, Uptown, Timeless, and several European and Japanese companies. For Blue Note, he cut Sunset and Mockingbird in 1998, followed a year later by Samba for Felix. Despite a heart condition, Flanagan continued performing until the end of his life, performing two-week stints at the Village Vanguard twice a year, recording and touring. He died on November 16, 2001, in Manhattan from an arterial aneurysm. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Terrific.... . . . j u s t terrific!
wonderful!
tuff!!!!!!!! ! ! !
THank you Pandora
Is such a joy to listen to his music this right is move like magic along the keys this residence perfect style is beautiful I just love sitting back relaxing I listen to Tommy Flanagan
Thomas Lee Flanagan (March 16, 1930 – November 16, 2001) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He grew up in Detroit, initially influenced by pianists Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, and Nat King Cole, and then by the newer bebop musicians. Within months of moving to New York in 1956, he had recorded with Miles Davis and on Sonny Rollins' landmark Saxophone Colossus. Recordings under various leaders, including the historically important Giant Steps of John Coltrane, and The Incredible Jazz Guitar
Georgeous absolutely Georgeous fingers and music to go with it.
Love it! Almost like Keith Jarrett…
Wow. This is good. Thanks Pandora.
Wow! Almost spiritual.
One of the best, tasteful trios around.
OMG. Wish Angel Eyes would go on for......... . . 4 hours. Yeah, THAT 4 hours!
howard.herrn s t a d t
BTW, he was also a very friendly, warm person. His music mirrored his personality. I saw him in duo concert with Barry Harris. THAT was wonderful. Sadly, no one ever recorded them together. Tommy came occasionally to Barry Harris' Jazz Cultural Theater with his wife, just to enjoy watching the young folks learning about jazz.
Key player in the Detroit Jazz scene of the 50's, awesome player. This version of "Angel Eyes" is just awesome.
Grrrrreat!!!
love1all2001
dont read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible friday by the love of your life. tommorrow will be the best day of your life. however if you do not post this comment to at least 3 songs you will die in 2 days. now youve started reading this so dont stop. this is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in at least 143 minutes when if done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is scary cuz it actually work
milgorjon
Though I thought myself fairly knowledgeabl e , I couldn't believe Tommy Flanagan haf escaped my attention 'til I heard him on Pandora. He is amazing..... a n d fast becoming one of my favorites... . . w h a t a talent....tr u l y a joy to listen to on everything he plays.
denisenepail g j r l
This is my kind of music relaxing and refreshing
he's amazing.
Thats my uncle
Quite relaxing I have to say, it's beautiful, calm, quiet, and the perfect music to take a nap to. :)
I had tickets to go see him, but he cancelled at the last minute--I was waiting in line to go into the auditorium-- because of health problems. He died shortly thereafter. He was a fabulous piano player.
Tommy relaxes me to no end!!!!
revjonys
NPR station in Boston ... Jazz in The Evening plays a particular Flannegan piece at the beginning of each day's program. The name is Peace. It was my introduction to Mr. Flanagan. God Bless you Sir!
Thank you for this find, Pandora!
frankgpotter
LOVELY !!
Impeccable. So tight yet so loose!
pretty music
bfotsch456
This is piano.....lo v e it
Absolutament e perfecto, un magnífico músico.
For those who are wondering, the band is Peter Washington (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums). They are seriously burning on this track.
Wow! What a great Jazz Pianist should sound like!!
@patedk, seriously, how could they miss that one (COME ON! It's Giant Steps for crying out loud)? LOL. Tommy Flanagan is a beast!
saw him and his incredible trio several times - my very favorite pianist
patedk
He even played on John Coltrane's Giant Steps Atlantic CD.
Don't miss that one!
jaybaby603
this guy is great i love the way he plays from john mangano chicago heights il. wow hes good
My late dad worked with Tommy back in the day,a true Jazz great.
Right up there
jrc181
Never heard of him, but he is now unforgettabl e .
Beegie & Tommy two of the "Great" same!!
Good Ivory.
picstopaint
Unbelievably great!!
dempseytoo
Never tire of listening to this great one. Awesome.
My kind of jazz.
snapping fingers and tapping feet, pure cool and just snazzy, kick back and let it go.
one of my favorite Jazz pianists...
mr.faith001
Just Perfect
sunwha27
absolutely elegant - lovely!
Like Michelle Hurst, I never heard of Tommy Flanagan either. I missed a whole lot.
Like Michelle Hurst, I never heard of Tommy Flanagan either. I missed a whole lot.
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