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Tommy Flanagan

Rarely has such unanimously unstinting praise been bestowed on a less self-congratulatory recipient. As genial and matter-of-fact off the stand as he is fiercely individual at the keys, Tommy Flanagan handles his world class ranking with an equanimity, a modesty, an easy friendliness not always associated with the psychic burden of being Number One. Perhaps because almost instant early recognition by his peers and the universal affection in which he has been held by them over the years has made for a warm and artistically rewarding roost in the jazz jungle for Tommy Flanagan. Or perhaps it is owing to his wholesome origins, as one of six children of an upwardly striving, musically enthusiastic family in Detroit.

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Albums

Tommy Flanagan / Jaki Byard: The Magic of  2
Tommy Flanagan / Jaki...
Resonance Records
2013
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Tommy Flanagan / Jaki Byard: The Magic Of 2
Tommy Flanagan / Jaki...
Resonance Records
2013
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The Magic of 2
The Magic of 2
Resonance Records
2013
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Communication - Live...
Spotlite Records
1993
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[no cover]
Jazz Poet
Spotlite Records
1989
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[no cover]
Giant Steps (In...
Enja Records
1988
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