|Tags:||instrumental blues guitar jazz swinging guitarist|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs wikidata wikipedia|
13 November 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Flory first played guitar as a child. Strongly influenced by such major guitarists as Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt, he began playing professionally in 1974. Within a few years he had become a regular associate of Scott Hamilton, touring internationally and making records. Although he continued his links with Hamilton throughout the 80s and 90s he also played with other jazzmen including Hank Jones, Bob Wilber and Ruby Braff and for four years from 1979 was a regular member of the occasionally re-formed Benny Goodman Sextet. He also played with the Goodman big band in 1985 at what proved to be the leaders final public performance. In the 80s and 90s Flory appeared on numerous record sessions with artists such as Hamilton, Braff, Wilber, Maxine Sullivan, Judy Carmichael, and Rosemary Clooney. He also became a familiar and popular figure on the international circuit, sometimes in company and other times...