Tommy Flanagan – Jazz Poet |FULL ABLUM|

48 thoughts on “Tommy Flanagan – Jazz Poet |FULL ABLUM|

  1. Utterly musical. Seemingly effortless melodicism, and such restraint. My favorite pianist by a stretch.

  2. Two more: Marian McPartland and Jessica Williams, both exquisite pianists. Then there's the new kid on the block, Joey Alexander.

  3. To Dexter Gordon's a year ago: I suggest trying Joe Ascione's brushwork on 'Vignola Plays Gershwin" . Try Ray Brinker, drummer for Tierney Sutton. Sorry don't recall which albums or songs. Old school: Jeff Hamilton, with Monty or Diana Krall.

  4. To John Calvin's of 11 months ago, may I suggest trying Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander, either early or recently, with "Harlem Kingston Express" from Dizzy's Coca Cola Club. A virtuoso musician. Swings with reggae. Also suggest Hank Jones, Dave Brubeck, Bobby Timmons, Horace Silver. Pl. help keep jazz alive.

  5. Pianists Phineas Newborne, Jr., Hampton Hawes, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Rowles, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Pete Jolly, Frank Collett, Gerald Wiggins, Frank Strazzeri, Don Friedman, just a few. Victor Feldman.

  6. oh and mustn't forget if you're new this – the GREATEST of all time (most agree) Art Tatum ("god is in the house. ")

  7. all great recommendations John but if you like Tommy you MUST listen to Hank Jones as well. those two pianists more than any others upheld a tradition of tough elegance in jazz pianism that is hard to find today. another one is the great Kenny Barron whose great career spans many decades and genres but made a string of albums for verve in the 90's that are varied and consistently great. jazz piano has its own tradition that of course intersects with classical but also a stream that is its own thing (monk garner Mal Waldron Bobby Timmons that's JAZZ piano)

  8. I've just started listening to jazz….any other jazz pianists such as Mr. Flanagan you would recommend for me to listen to ?

  9. I used to worry about whether or not the Jazz Fan base was staying large enough to keep this beautiful, expressive, intelligent art form from joining the Dinosaurs. Seeing comments on YouTube calms my fears a bit. What can be more beautiful than this music? KG

  10. Beautiful!!! Thanks for posting this awsome music. Do you know any of jazz poets who play saxophone?

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