Solo Piano

Release Date: 6/18/2021
Label: Storyville
Catalog Number: SVL1018491
Performer: Tommy Flanagan
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 47 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tommy Flanagan was always known for his tasteful, flawless and swinging piano playing. The American jazz pianist and composer grew up in Detroit and was initially influenced by artists Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, and Nat King Cole. Within months of moving to New York in 1956 he was recording with Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins. His recordings under various leaders, including the historic Giant Steps of John Coltrane, continued well into 1962 when he became vocalist Ella Fitzgerald’s full time accompanist. He added class to every session that he was involved in and fortunately he was well documented during the latter part of his career. Solo Piano was not initially released until decades after its 1974 recording. It is significant historically because this outing was the pianist’s first record date as a leader in 13 years and, most importantly, because it is very good music.

1. Parisian Thoroughfare
2. Wail
3. Love me Tonight: Isn't It Romantic
4. House of Flowers: A Sleepin' Bee
5. Roberta: Yesterdays
6. Stompin' at the Savoy
7. Passion Flower - Chelsea Bridge - The Star-Crossed Lovers, "Pretty Girl" - U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
8. Con Alma
9. If You Could See Me Now
10. Ruby, My Dear
11. Lover
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