Tommy Flanagan – Overseas (Mono)


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Weight 0,8 kg
Label

Analogue Productions (Prestige)

Catalog number

APRJ 7134

Genre

Jazz

Category

200 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs

1

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  • Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray
  • 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings
  • Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket
  • Originally released in 1957
  • Tommy Flanagan, piano
  • Wilbur Little, bass
  • Elvin Jones, drums

“Overseas is very well recorded and the trio is well defined in a space with stereo-like width and depth. Kevin Gray’s remastering of the mono LP is exceptional.” — Recording = 8.5/10; Music = 9/10 — Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 95

When Jay Jay Johnson toured Sweden in the summer of 1957, his pianist, Tommy Flanagan, drew accolades. Flanagan’s playing on Miles Davis’ tunes such as “Vierd Blues,” and “In Your Own Sweet Way” had made hipper Swedes already aware of his abilities.

Among these were executives for Metronome Records, and the result was Flanagan’s first recording date under his own name, in Stockholm on Aug. 15, 1957. Flanagan later in his career became known as the “Jazz Poet,” an artist whose consummate lyricism and remarkably smooth swing feel have long captivated listeners. Happily, the complex, pliant lines, the rhythmic snap, and that great taste in tunes were already in place when the Detroit-born, Bud Powell-influenced Flanagan arrived in New York in the late 1950s. No wonder he soon played and/or recorded with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, and others.

This choice album — Flanagan’s first — was made in Sweden while the pianist was touring with Johnson’s quintet, which included bassist Wilbur Little and drummer Elvin Jones. The appealing program boasts Billy Strayhorn’s lulling “Chelsea Bridge,” Charlie Parker’s lively “Relaxin’ at Camarillo,” the crafty original “Eclypso” — part calypso, part swing — a blues, and two numbers dedicated to Swedish climes

  • Relaxin’ at Camarillo
  • Chelsea Bridge
  •  Eclypso
  • Beat’s Up
  • Skål Brothers
  • Little Rock
  • Verdandi
  • Delarna
  • Willow Weep for Me
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