Poet of Piano

NPR profiles Tommy Flanagan:

One of many hard-bop giants to emerge from Detroit, Tommy Flanagan possessed a brilliant, sensitive touch which made him a first-call pianist for more than 50 years. Though his legacy remains under-acknowledged, Flanagan helped create some of jazz’s most memorable albums and served as a longtime accompanist for Ella Fitzgerald before concentrating on his own work as a leader.

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