Archive for April 8, 2009

Tommy Flanagan

Posted in Jazz with tags , on April 8, 2009 by telescoper

I’ve only got time for a quick post today so I thought I’d put up a clip of someone I think is one of the most consistently enjoyable but underrated Jazz pianists of all time. He was probably best known as the long-time accompanist of Ella Fitzgerald but he also played on a number of really important Jazz albums with Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, to name just two. He also loved to play within the classic Jazz trio format of piano, bass and drums as represented here.

This is the marvellous Tommy Flanagan playing yet another tune by the great Billy Strayhorn; this one’s called Raincheck.