Montreux '77

Tommy Flanagan Trio

Montreux 77
  • CAT # OJCCD-372-2

    1. Barbados 2:29
    2. Some Other Spring/easy Living
    3. Medley: Star Crossed Lovers / Jump For Joy 6:58
    4. Woody'n You 5:41
    5. Blue Bossa 8:08
    6. Heat Wave 8:25

Tommy Flanagan’s skills as an accompanist of singers, notably during 15 years with Ella Fitzgerald, kept his ability as a creative soloist in low profile. But less than a year after this stimulating concert at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival, Flanagan declared independence and continued to function as one of the busiest, most admired, and most sought-after solo pianists until his death in November 2001. His playing reflects impeccable taste and musicianship, a broad knowledge of a variety of repertoires, and a rare combination of gentleness and authority. He champions the music of Ellington and Strayhorn and here includes a gorgeous interpretation of their rarely-performed “Star Crossed Lovers.”

with Keter Betts, Bobby Durham

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