Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tommy Flanagan: “Raincheck” (1991)

This is the Tommy Flanagan Trio -- Tommy Flanagan on the piano, George Mraz on the bass, and Lewis Nash playing the drums – performing the Billy Strayhorn tune, “Raincheck” at the Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival (Japan) in 1991.

Thomas Lee Flanagan (1930 – 2001) was a jazz pianist who is often remembered as an accompanist for Ella Fitzgerald as well as recordings he made with John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and Wes Montgomery.

Flanagan was nominated for four Grammy Awards — two for Best Jazz Performance (Group) and two for Best Jazz Performance (Soloist).

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