Flanagans Shenanigans (Remastered) Tommy Flanagan

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Label: Storyville Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Hard Bop

Interpret: Tommy Flanagan

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  • 1Eclypso07:44
  • 2Beyond the Buebird08:12
  • 3Minor Mishap06:45
  • 4For Lena and Lennie07:59
  • 5Flanagan’s Shenanigans05:16
  • 6The Balanced Scales10:23
  • 7But Beautiful04:16
  • 8Let’s06:13
  • 9Tin Tin Deo12:48
  • Total Runtime01:09:36

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Tommy Flanagan is an excellent example of the artists honoured by the the JAZZPAR project. Tommy Flanagan has played and recorded with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald – and that’s just for starters. In each of many playing situations he’s found himself in, Tommy has contributed his compatible yet always fresh style, and his understated but dynamic energy.

"Tommy Flanagan was honored with the Jazzpar Prize in 1993 by the Danish Jazz Center and took part in a special concert as all honorees have. The pianist is always a treat to hear in a live setting, and this evening is no exception. His trio includes bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Lewis Nash, while on the first four numbers he is joined by the six piece Jazzpar Windtet. "Eclypso" and "Beyond the Bluebird," two of the pianist's best-known works, are highlights of this portion of the concert, with the former featuring a memorable baritone horn solo by Vincent Nilsson. Jesper Thilo, arguably one of Europe's best tenor saxophonists, takes the place of the Windtet on Quincy Jones' lovely ballad "For Lena and Lennie." The trio is featured the rest of the way; the catchy blues "Flanagan's Shenanigan's" (written by pianist James Williams) and Flanagan's lyrical interpretation of "But Beautiful" particularly command your attention. As one of the relatively rare live recordings featuring Tommy Flanagan as a leader, this album is warmly recommended." (Ken Dryden, AMG)

Jesper Thilo, tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Jesper Lundgaard, bass
Lewis Nash, drums

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Tommy Flanaga
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.

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