Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan

Real Name:
Thomas Lee Flanagan
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American jazz pianist (b. March 16, 1930, Detroit, Michigan –– d. November 16, 2001, New York City).

Particularly remembered as an accompanist of Ella Fitzgerald and player on Giant Steps by John Coltrane. He played on a number of critically acclaimed recordings, such as Sonny Rollins' Saxophone Colossus, The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery , and Art Pepper's Straight Life .

Flanagan's style was both modest and exceptionally musical. He embodied many of the most important qualities associated with jazz: swing, harmonic sophistication, melodic invention, bluesy feel and humour. Interestingly, he appeared on a number of highly innovative albums. (His awkward solo, recorded on the extremely fast and harmonically complex title-track of Giant Steps, is an infamously rare instance of the usually unflappable pianist being caught off-guard.)

During his career, Flanagan was nominated for four Grammy Awards — two for Best Jazz Performance (Group) and two for Best Jazz Performance (Soloist).
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Tommy Flanagan Discography

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BLP 1564 Paul Chambers Quintet With Donald Byrd, Cliff Jordan*, Tommy Flanagan, Elvin Jones Paul Chambers Quintet With Donald Byrd, Cliff Jordan*, Tommy Flanagan, Elvin Jones - Paul Chambers Quintet (Album) Blue Note BLP 1564 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG 6055 Curtis Fuller, Sonny Redd*, Tommy Flanagan, George Tucker, Louis Hayes Curtis Fuller, Sonny Redd*, Tommy Flanagan, George Tucker, Louis Hayes - Jazz...It's Magic! (Album) Regent MG 6055 US 1958 Sell This Version
MG 12127 Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes - Mainstream 1958 (Album) Savoy Records MG 12127 US 1958 Sell This Version
7134, PRLP 7134 Tommy Flanagan Overseas (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7134, PRLP 7134 US 1958 Sell This Version
NJ-8217 Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman - The Cats (Album) New Jazz NJ-8217 US 1959 Sell This Version
UAS 5025 Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Al Grey, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers (3), Elvin Jones Thad Jones, Billy Mitchell, Al Grey, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers (3), Elvin Jones - Motor City Scene (Album) La Voix De Son Maître UAS 5025 US 1959 Sell This Version
EPC 65889 Pony Poindexter Feat. Eric Dolphy, Phil Woods, Dexter Gordon, Pepper Adams, Elvin Jones, Tommy Flanagan Pony Poindexter Feat. Eric Dolphy, Phil Woods, Dexter Gordon, Pepper Adams, Elvin Jones, Tommy Flanagan - Super Sax Session(LP, Album, RE) Epic EPC 65889 France 1973 Sell This Version
ORI 206 Tommy Flanagan Trio And Sextet(LP, Album, RE) Onyx Records (3) ORI 206 US 1973 Sell This Version
25AP 447 Tommy Flanagan Positive Intensity (Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 447 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SMJ-6242 Tommy Flanagan Something Borrowed, Something Blue (Album) Galaxy SMJ-6242 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
3031 ST Tommy Flanagan Ballads & Blues (Album) Enja Records 3031 ST Germany 1978 Sell This Version
GP 3186 Tommy Flanagan Lonely Town (Album) Blue Note GP 3186 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
GXY-5113 Tommy Flanagan And Hank Jones Tommy Flanagan And Hank Jones - Our Delights (Album) Galaxy GXY-5113 US 1979 Sell This Version
YX-7544-ND Tommy Flanagan & Kenny Barron Tommy Flanagan & Kenny Barron - Together (Album) Denon YX-7544-ND Japan 1979 Sell This Version
2310 829 Ella Fitzgerald Jams With Tommy Flanagan, "Lockjaw" Davis*, Louie Bellson*, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Harry Edison Ella Fitzgerald Jams With Tommy Flanagan, "Lockjaw" Davis*, Louie Bellson*, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Harry Edison - Fine And Mellow (Album) Pablo Records 2310 829 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
PAP-9143 Tommy Flanagan Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen (Album) Trio Records PAP-9143 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
3039 Tommy Flanagan Super Session (Album) Enja Records 3039 US 1980 Sell This Version
3063 Bennie Wallace / Tommy Flanagan / Eddie Gomez / Dannie Richmond Bennie Wallace / Tommy Flanagan / Eddie Gomez / Dannie Richmond - The Free Will (Album) Enja Records 3063 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
25PJ-41 Tommy Flanagan, Red Mitchell Tommy Flanagan, Red Mitchell - You're Me (Album) Phontastic 25PJ-41 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-639 Roy Haynes Quartet, Roy Haynes, Roland Kirk, Henry Grimes, Tommy Flanagan Roy Haynes Quartet, Roy Haynes, Roland Kirk, Henry Grimes, Tommy Flanagan - Out Of The Afternoon(LP, Album, Gat) MCA Records, Inc. MCA-639 US 1980 Sell This Version
28MJ 3049 Phil Woods / Tommy Flanagan / Red Mitchell Phil Woods / Tommy Flanagan / Red Mitchell - Three For All (Album) Enja Records 28MJ 3049 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
PRO 7059 Tommy Flanagan The Magnificent(LP, Album) Progressive Records (2) PRO 7059 US 1981 Sell This Version
UP 27.06 J.R. Monterose Duo With Tommy Flanagan J.R. Monterose Duo With Tommy Flanagan - And A Little Pleasure(LP, Album) Uptown Records (2) UP 27.06 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
YX-7523-ND Tommy Flanagan Alone Too Long(LP, Album) Denon YX-7523-ND Japan 1981 Sell This Version
enja 4022 Tommy Flanagan Giant Steps (In Memory Of John Coltrane) (Album) Enja Records enja 4022 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version

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