Tommy Flanagan The Tokyo Recital (Live)
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- Released: February 12, 1996
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: OJC
- 1.All Day Long
- 2.U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
- 3.Something to Live For
- 4.Main Stem
- 5.Day Dream
- 6.The Intimacy of the Blues
- 8.Chelsea Bridge
- 9.Take the "A" Train
Personnel: Tommy Flanagan (piano); Keter Betts (bass); Bobby Durham (drums).
Recorded in Tokyo, Japan on February 15, 1975. Includes liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1992, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Tommy Flanagan (piano); Bobby Durham (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Benny Green ; Norman Granz.
Recording information: Tokyo, Japan (02/15/1975).
Photographer: Norman Granz.
When this set was recorded, pianist Tommy Flanagan had spent so much time as Ella Fitzgerald's accompanist (the past seven years, plus two before that) that many jazz followers had forgotten how strong a soloist he was. In a trio with bassist Keter Betts and drummer Bobby Durham on this straight CD reissue of a former LP, Flanagan is heard in superior form. He interprets a full set of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn-associated songs. Highlights include "U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)," "Main Stem," "Chelsea Bridge," and a particularly memorable rendition of "The Intimacy of the Blues." Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow
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