When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tommy Flanagan - It's Magic

As promised, here is a nice recording by Tommy Flanagan. This dude was a workhorse playing om some of the finest lps ever recorded by many many artists. But he didn't really come into his won as a leader until later into his career. I really wish I would have held onto some of those later Muse lps i had at one time. I bet I would appreciate them much more now.

This is a pretty straight ahead bop session from 57. The standards medley may be the highlight.

Flanagan may not have set the world on fire but he certainly should be remembered. I am glad to contribute one of his own efforts here.

Of course, not to be missed is his work on the previous post of Wilbur Harden Quartet's "King and I" set.

Tommy Flanagan
It's Magic

1. Two Ton
2. Medley:
It's Magic
My One and Only Love
They Didn't Believe me
3. Soul Station
4. Club Car
5. Upper Berth

Tommy Flanagan - piano
Sonny Redd - alto sax
Curtis Fuller - trombone
George Tucker - bass
Louis Hayes - drums

recorded 9/5/57 at Van Gelder studios

Savoy 12209

the usual disclaimer of late; recorded from a vinyl version of SJL 1158


trane said...

Thanks for this rare flanagan record!

Philo said...

Very enjoyable music.

But this LP was in bad shape. Lots of impulse noise.

Thank God for Click Repair! Scrubbed up the data to "almost new" condition.

the jazzman said...

Thanks for this one. I also took the John Graas and will see how far I can get with a restoration. If it comes out good I'll send it to you.

pedro said...

Thank you very much for your music.
Have a nice day.
bye bye