Tommy Flanagan

Born 16 March 1930. Died 16 November 2001
Tommy Flanagan
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1930-03-16
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Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan Biography (Wikipedia)

Thomas Lee Flanagan (March 16, 1930 – November 16, 2001) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He grew up in Detroit, initially influenced by such pianists as 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 of Wes Montgomery, continued well into 1962, when he became vocalist Ella Fitzgerald's full-time accompanist. He worked with Fitzgerald for three years until 1965, and then in 1968 returned to be her pianist and musical director, this time for a decade.

After leaving Fitzgerald in 1978, Flanagan then attracted praise for the elegance of his playing, which was principally in trio settings when under his own leadership. In his 45-year recording career, he recorded more than three dozen albums under his own name and more than 200 as a sideman. By the time of his death, he was one of the most widely admired jazz pianists and had influenced both his contemporaries and later generations of players.

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Sonny Rollins
St Thomas
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St Thomas
Ella Fitzgerald
Hey Jude
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Hey Jude
Sonny Rollins
Strode Rode
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Strode Rode
Charles Mingus
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
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Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Ella Fitzgerald
The Man I Love
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The Man I Love
Booker Ervin
All The Things You Are
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All The Things You Are
Pee Wee Russell
Lulu's Back In Town
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Lulu's Back In Town
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Younger Than Springtime
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Younger Than Springtime
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Little Rock
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Little Rock
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Chelsea Bridge
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Chelsea Bridge
Tommy Flanagan
I Whistle A Happy Tune
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I Whistle A Happy Tune
Benny Carter
The Courtship
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The Courtship
Tommy Williams, Tommy Flanagan, Art Farmer & Albert "Tootie" Heath
Younger Than Springtime
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Younger Than Springtime

Younger Than Springtime

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Tommy Williams, Tommy Flanagan, Art Farmer & Albert "Tootie" Heath
Billy Higgins, Tommy Flanagan, Art Pepper & Red Mitchell
Surf Ride
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Surf Ride

Surf Ride

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Billy Higgins, Tommy Flanagan, Art Pepper & Red Mitchell
Charles Mingus
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
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Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Tommy Flanagan, p; Doug Watkins, b; Louis Hayes, d. 18 April 1957 & Tommy Flanagan
How Long Has This Been Going On
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How Long Has This Been Going On

How Long Has This Been Going On

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Tommy Flanagan, p; Doug Watkins, b; Louis Hayes, d. 18 April 1957 & Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan
Minor Mishap
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Minor Mishap
Tommy Flanagan
Medley
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Medley
Tommy Flanagan
Getting To Know You
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Getting To Know You
Eddie Locke
Mack The Knife
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Mack The Knife
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It Don't Mean a Thing
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It Don't Mean a Thing
Tommy Flanagan
With Malice Toward None
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With Malice Toward None
Tommy Flanagan
Giant Steps
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Giant Steps
Tommy Flanagan
Angel Eyes
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Angel Eyes
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