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 Jazzmen: Detroit — Tommy Flanagan 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
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682 006 TL J.J. Johnson — Tommy Flanagan J.J. Johnson Featuring Max Roach, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers (3) J.J. Johnson Featuring Max Roach, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers (3) - J.J. Johnson (Album) Fontana 682 006 TL Netherlands 1958 Sell This Version
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MG 12127 Mainstream 1958 — Tommy Flanagan 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
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RMG 6055 Jazz...It's Magic! — Tommy Flanagan 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
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BLP 1564 Paul Chambers Quintet — Tommy Flanagan 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
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UAS 5025 Motor City Scene — Tommy Flanagan 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
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NJLP 8217 The Cats — Tommy Flanagan 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
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BCP 6056, 6056 Motor City Scene — Tommy Flanagan Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, "Hey" Lewis*, Paul Chambers (3) Pepper Adams, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan, "Hey" Lewis*, Paul Chambers (3) - Motor City Scene (Album) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP 6056, 6056 US 1961 Sell This Version
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SR 3024, VJLP-3024 Juggin' Around — Tommy Flanagan 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
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PRST 7437 Feelin' Good! — Tommy Flanagan Pat Bowie With Charles McPherson, Tommy Flanagan, Al Hall, Osie Johnson Pat Bowie With Charles McPherson, Tommy Flanagan, Al Hall, Osie Johnson - Feelin' Good! (Album) Prestige PRST 7437 US 1965 Sell This Version
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EPC 65889 Super Sax Session — Tommy Flanagan 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
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ORI 206 Trio And Sextet — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Trio And Sextet (Album) Onyx Records (3) ORI 206 US 1973 Sell This Version
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SMJ-6501(M), PTG-6001, DTG-6001 Saxophone Colossus — Tommy Flanagan 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
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SOPU-1SY Blues-ette — Tommy Flanagan 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
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25AP 447 Positive Intensity — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Positive Intensity (Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 447 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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CR2007 Jivin' With The Refugees From Hastings Street — Tommy Flanagan 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
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SMJ-6242 Something Borrowed, Something Blue — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Something Borrowed, Something Blue (Album) Galaxy SMJ-6242 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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ULS-1632-E Overseas — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Overseas (Album) Metronome ULS-1632-E Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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YX-7523-ND Alone Too Long — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Alone Too Long (Album) Denon YX-7523-ND Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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3031 ST Ballads & Blues — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Ballads & Blues (Album) Enja Records 3031 ST Germany 1978 Sell This Version
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GP 3186 Lonely Town — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Lonely Town (Album) Blue Note GP 3186 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
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2310 829 Fine And Mellow — Tommy Flanagan 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
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PAP-9143 Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen (Album) Trio Records PAP-9143 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
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GXY-5113 Our Delights — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan And Hank Jones Tommy Flanagan And Hank Jones - Our Delights (Album) Galaxy GXY-5113 US 1979 Sell This Version
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YX-7544-ND Together — Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan & Kenny Barron Tommy Flanagan & Kenny Barron - Together (Album) Denon YX-7544-ND Japan 1979 Sell This Version