Real Name:
Thomas Lee Flanagan
Profile:
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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SH 3052 Tommy Flanagan - The Definitive Jazz Scene Volume 2 album art Various Anything I Do Various - The Definitive Jazz Scene Volume 2(LP, Comp) Impulse! SH 3052 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
Tommy Flanagan - The Pablo Collection album art Various Upper Manhattan Medical Group Various - The Pablo Collection (Comp) Pablo Records France 1977 Sell This Version
AS 100 Tommy Flanagan - The Definitive Jazz Scene Volume 2 album art Various Anything I Do Various - The Definitive Jazz Scene Volume 2(LP, Comp, RE) Impulse! AS 100 France 1978 Sell This Version
YW-7401-ND Tommy Flanagan - Jazz And Audio Invitation To Denon / PCM album art Various Alone Too Long Various - Jazz And Audio Invitation To Denon / PCM(LP, Comp, Smplr) Denon YW-7401-ND Japan 1978 Sell This Version
K22P-6092/3 Tommy Flanagan - The World Of Jazz Piano album art Various Lucky To Be Me Various - The World Of Jazz Piano(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Liberty K22P-6092/3 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Tommy Flanagan - They All Played Bebop album art Various So Sorry Please Various - They All Played Bebop (Comp) CBS US 1982 Sell This Version
K18P-9124 Tommy Flanagan - Round About Midnight album art Various Weaver Of Dreams (as Flanagan T.) Various - Round About Midnight(LP, Comp) Blue Note K18P-9124 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
JAZZ4 Tommy Flanagan - Jazz Masters Of The Sax album art Hawkins*, Young*, Carter*, Hodges* Go Li'l Liza Hawkins*, Young*, Carter*, Hodges* - Jazz Masters Of The Sax(4xLP, Comp + Box) The Franklin Mint Record Society JAZZ4 US 1983 Sell This Version
NL 89272 Tommy Flanagan - Jazz piano 2 album art Various Ballad Various - Jazz piano 2(4xLP, Comp + Box, Comp) RCA NL 89272 France 1984 Sell This Version
GRAM 17 Tommy Flanagan - Jazz Instrumentals album art Various Naima Various - Jazz Instrumentals(4xLP, Comp + Box) The Franklin Mint Record Society GRAM 17 US 1987 Sell This Version
CJ28-5022 Tommy Flanagan - Midnight Jazz Piano album art Various Tonight Various - Midnight Jazz Piano(CD, Comp, Mono) Blue Note CJ28-5022 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Tommy Flanagan - A Tribute To George Gershwin album art Various Bess, You Is My Woman Now Various - A Tribute To George Gershwin (Comp) CBS France 1989 Sell This Version
Tommy Flanagan - Jazz Piano (A Smithsonian Collection) album art Various Lady Bird Various - Jazz Piano (A Smithsonian Collection) (Album, Comp) The Smithsonian Collection Of Recordings, CBS Special Products US 1989 Sell This Version
Tommy Flanagan - Jazz-Club • Piano album art Various Rockin' In Rhythm Various - Jazz-Club • Piano (Comp) Verve Records, Verve Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
840 729-1, 840 730-1, 840 731-1, 840 732-1, 840 733-1 Tommy Flanagan - Untitled album art Various Rockin' In Rhythm Various - Untitled(5xLP, Comp + Box) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records 840 729-1, 840 730-1, 840 731-1, 840 732-1, 840 733-1 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
RD 039, A 21013 Tommy Flanagan - Jazz Piano (A Smithsonian Collection), Volume III album art Various Lady Bird Various - Jazz Piano (A Smithsonian Collection), Volume III(CD, Comp, Mono) The Smithsonian Collection Of Recordings, CBS Special Products RD 039, A 21013 US 1989 Sell This Version
DEG-1000 3/4 Tommy Flanagan - The Best of DENON JAZZ album art Various Alone Too Long (as T. Flanagan) Various - The Best of DENON JAZZ(2xCD, Comp) Denon Jazz DEG-1000 3/4 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CD 53025 Tommy Flanagan - Jazz Parade 40's-60's album art Various St. Thomas Various - Jazz Parade 40's-60's(CD, Comp) Giants Of Jazz CD 53025 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Tommy Flanagan - Jazz Piano album art Various Bouncing With Bud Various - Jazz Piano (Comp) Columbia France 1991 Sell This Version
enja 7000 2 Tommy Flanagan - 20th Anniversary! Twenty Years In Modern Jazz album art Various Maybe September Various - 20th Anniversary! Twenty Years In Modern Jazz(CD, Comp) Enja Records enja 7000 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
TIDE 9116-2 Tommy Flanagan - Enja Story: 1972 To 1992 album art Various Minor Perhaps Various - Enja Story: 1972 To 1992(CD, Comp) High Tide, Musica Jazz, Enja Records TIDE 9116-2 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
519 502 2 Tommy Flanagan - MPS Piano Highlights album art Various Au Privave Various - MPS Piano Highlights(2xCD, Comp) MPS Records 519 502 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
ARJ11142 Various Like Someone In Love Various - The Art Of Jazz - Piano Legends(CD, Comp) St-Clair Music ARJ11142 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CDB 1200/3 Tommy Flanagan - The Giants Of Jazz Collection album art Various St. Thomas Various - The Giants Of Jazz Collection(3xCD, Comp) Giants Of Jazz CDB 1200/3 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
516 872-2 Tommy Flanagan - Your Guide To North Sea Jazz Festival 1994 album art Various Smooth Sailing Various - Your Guide To North Sea Jazz Festival 1994(2xCD, Comp) Verve Records 516 872-2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version

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