Michael Ullman on jazz

April 1979
New Republic;4/21/79, Vol. 180 Issue 16, p25
Profiles African American jazz pianist Tommy Flanagan, accompanist to artists Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams. Reputation as one of the best of the bebop pianists; Gentle man influenced by Billy Strayhorn; Recordings with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins; Mellow ballad performances made with the older Coleman Hawkins; Biographical information; Chuck Israel's National Jazz Ensemble concert featuring Flanagan; Serious, but zestful, poised and intelligent at the piano.


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