Tommy Flanagan

Overseas (Gatefold) (37156)

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Overseas (Gatefold)

Tommy Flanagan

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37156

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LP 8,25 €

THE FRANCIS WOLFF COLLECTION

LIMITED EDITION

DELUXE GATEFOLD SLEEVE

180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

Born in Detroit on March 16, 1930 (he died in New York on November 16, 2001), pianist Tommy Flanagan had already participated on more than 25 albums by the time Overseas was taped, an impressive number considering that his fi rst studio appearance was in March 1956. This 1957 trio session recorded in Sweden marked Flanagan’s fi rst album as a leader. The pianist was touring with trombonist J.J. Johnson—along with Wilbur Little and Elvin Jones—when these recordings were made. His initial trio LP gives proof of Flanagan’s musical depth, showing that he wasn’t just a pianist but also a solid composer. Most of this date is devoted to Flanagan’s compositions, though only one, “Eclypso,” remained in his repertoire for long. This engaging piece alternates between calypso and bop, with Jones switching between sticks and brushes.

PERSONNEL:

  • TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano
  • WILBUR LITTLE, bass
  • ELVIN JONES, drums

Stockholm, Sweden, August 15, 1957.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS
  • [A6]: Same personnel as above. From J. J. Johnson’s album Dial J.J. 5.
  • New York, May 14, 1957.
  • [B5]: Tommy Flanagan (p), Doug Watkins (b), Louis Hayes (d).
  • This is the only trio track from the album The Cats.
  • Hackensack, New Jersey, April 18, 1957.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01 RELAXIN’ AT CAMARILLO
  • 02 CHELSEA BRIDGE
  • 03 ECLYPSO
  • 04 BEAT’S UP
  • 05 SKÅL BROTHERS
  • 06 SO SORRY PLEASE (*)
  • SIDE B
  • 01 LITTLE ROCK
  • 02 VERDANDI
  • 03 DELARNA
  • 04 WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
  • 05 HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? (*)