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Tommy Flanagan was known for his tasteful, flawless, and swinging piano playing. He added class to every session that he was involved with and fortunately it was well documented during the latter part of his career. Tommy Flanagan is remembered with love, respect and admiration for his playing and his classy nature. Solo Piano from 2xHD Mastering and Storyville Records adds to his impressive musical legacy.
Solo Piano was not initially released until decades after its 1974 recording. It is significant historically because this outing was the pianist’s first recording as a leader in 13 years and, most importantly, because it is very good music. Solo Piano forced a slight readjustment of the jazz history books and, most importantly, offers listeners some very enjoyable music from the great pianist. It also includes a few surprises, particularly for those listeners who think of Flanagan as primarily a bop stylist.
The album features Tommy Flanagan performing 11 tracks that include favorites composed by Bud Powell, Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, Truman Capote and Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. It also includes a medley of 4 songs composed by Billy Strayhorn titled “Strayhorn Medley”.
This is a Stereo Analog Recording made on February 25, 1974 in Zürich, Switzerland. It was transferred from the Stereo Analog Master Tape to DXD and from DXD to DSD 128 and DSD 256 by Rene Laflamme at 2xHD Mastering. Stereo DSD 64 and DSD 512 editions of the album were created by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab using conversion software from Merging Technologies and Signalyst.
Tommy Flanagan – Piano
Total time: 00:47:00
|Analog Tape Recorder||
Nagra-T Analog Tape Recorder
|Analog to Digital Conversion||
2xHD Custom Analog to Digital Converter at DXD (352.8 kHz) at 2xHD Mastering, Conversion software from Merging Technologies and Signalyst for DXD to DSD 64 and DSD 512 editions of the album at NativeDSD Mastering Labs
Rene Laflamme at 2xHD – Analog to DXD & DXD to DSD 128 & DSD 256 transfers, Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Lab – DXD to DSD 64 & DSD 512 transfers
|Original Recording Format|
Recorded in Zürich, Switzerland on February 25, 1974
|Release Date||September 9, 2021|
Tommy Flanagan spent a good part of his career accompanying Ella Fitzgerald between 1965 and 1978. So few jazz fans had an idea how capable a pianist he was until he went out on his own in 1978. These previously unissued solo performances (recorded in Zurich in 1974) are a welcome addition to his discovery, mixing bop favorites with a few standards.
The bop material includes a pair each of compositions by Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, along with an elegant treatment of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Con Alma.”
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