Tommy Flanagan

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

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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MG-12083 Tommy Flanagan - Jazzmen: Detroit album art Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers (3), Kenny Clarke Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers (3), Kenny Clarke - Jazzmen: Detroit (Album) Savoy Records MG-12083 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
PRLP 7134 Tommy Flanagan - Overseas album art Tommy Flanagan Overseas (Album) Prestige PRLP 7134 US 1958 Sell This Version
MG 12127 Tommy Flanagan - Mainstream - The East Coast Jazz Scene ‎ album art Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes Wilbur Harden, John Coltrane, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes - Mainstream - The East Coast Jazz Scene ‎ (Album) Savoy Records MG 12127 France 1958 Sell This Version
RMG 6055 Tommy Flanagan - Jazz...It's Magic! album art 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 RMG 6055 US 1958 Sell This Version
BLP 1564 Tommy Flanagan - Paul Chambers Quintet album art 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 1958 Sell This Version
UAS 5025 Tommy Flanagan - Motor City Scene album art 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) United Artists Records UAS 5025 US 1959 Sell This Version
NJLP 8217 Tommy Flanagan - The Cats album art Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman Tommy Flanagan, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Idrees Sulieman - The Cats (Album) New Jazz NJLP 8217 US 1959 Sell This Version
SR 3024, VJLP-3024 Tommy Flanagan - Juggin' Around album art Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Benny Green*, Frank Wess, Tommy Flanagan, Ed Jones*, Albert Heath Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Benny Green*, Frank Wess, Tommy Flanagan, Ed Jones*, Albert Heath - Juggin' Around (Album) Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records SR 3024, VJLP-3024 US 1962 Sell This Version
PR 7437 Tommy Flanagan - Feelin' Good! album art Pat Bowie With Charles McPherson, Tommy Flanagan, Al Hall, Osie Johnson Pat Bowie With Charles McPherson, Tommy Flanagan, Al Hall, Osie Johnson - Feelin' Good!(LP, Album, Mono) Prestige PR 7437 US 1965 Sell This Version
EPC 65889 Tommy Flanagan - Super Sax Session album art 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 album art Tommy Flanagan Trio And Sextet (Album) Onyx Records (3) ORI 206 US 1973 Sell This Version
SOPU-1SY Tommy Flanagan - Blues-ette album art Curtis Fuller's Quintet With Benny Golson, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Garrison, Al Harewood Curtis Fuller's Quintet With Benny Golson, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Garrison, Al Harewood - Blues-ette (Album) CBS/Sony SOPU-1SY Japan 1976 Sell This Version
SMJ-6501(M), PTG-6001, DTG-6001 Tommy Flanagan - Saxophone Colossus album art Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Max Roach Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Max Roach - Saxophone Colossus(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige SMJ-6501(M), PTG-6001, DTG-6001 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 447 Tommy Flanagan - Positive Intensity album art Tommy Flanagan Positive Intensity (Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 447 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
CR2007 Tommy Flanagan - Jivin' With The Refugees From Hastings Street album art Eddie Locke, Tommy Flanagan, Major Holley, Oliver Jackson, Dan Morgenstern Eddie Locke, Tommy Flanagan, Major Holley, Oliver Jackson, Dan Morgenstern - Jivin' With The Refugees From Hastings Street(LP) Chiaroscuro Records CR2007 US 1977 Sell This Version
SMJ-6242 Tommy Flanagan - Something Borrowed, Something Blue album art Tommy Flanagan Something Borrowed, Something Blue (Album) Galaxy SMJ-6242 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
YX-7523-ND Tommy Flanagan - Alone Too Long album art Tommy Flanagan Alone Too Long (Album) Denon YX-7523-ND Japan 1978 Sell This Version
3031 ST Tommy Flanagan - Ballads & Blues album art Tommy Flanagan Ballads & Blues (Album) Enja Records 3031 ST Germany 1978 Sell This Version
GP 3186 Tommy Flanagan - Lonely Town album art Tommy Flanagan Lonely Town (Album) Blue Note GP 3186 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
2310 829 Tommy Flanagan - Fine And Mellow album art 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 art Tommy Flanagan Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen (Album) Trio Records PAP-9143 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
GXY-5113 Tommy Flanagan - Our Delights album art 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 - Together album art Tommy Flanagan & Kenny Barron Tommy Flanagan & Kenny Barron - Together (Album) Denon YX-7544-ND Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25PJ-41 Tommy Flanagan - You're Me album art Tommy Flanagan, Red Mitchell Tommy Flanagan, Red Mitchell - You're Me (Album) Phontastic 25PJ-41 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
28MJ 3008 Tommy Flanagan - The Free Will album art Bennie Wallace, Tommy Flanagan, Eddie Gomez, Dannie Richmond Bennie Wallace, Tommy Flanagan, Eddie Gomez, Dannie Richmond - The Free Will (Album) Enja Records 28MJ 3008 Japan 1980 Sell This Version