The Jazz Show Episode March 16, 2015

Broadcast on 16-Mar-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

The "Poet of The Piano" Tommy Flanagan: "Overseas" with Wilbur Little and Elvin Jones.

Today is the Birthday of Tommy Flanagan and The Jazz Show is pleased to present his first Trio recording. It was done in Sweden in August 1957 while he was on tour with trombonist J.J.Johnson. The Swedes brought Flanagan, bassist Wilbur Little and drummer Elvin Jones into the studio to record 9 tunes. 6 are by Tommy and there is one by Charlie Parker (Relaxin' At Camarillo) and one by Billy Strayhorn (Chelsea Bridge) and a great standard "Willow Weep For Me". Tommy brought the Swedish discs home and Prestige Record's honcho Bob Weinstock loved them and issued them domestically on Prestige and called it Tommy Flanagan "Overseas". These stand as some of the best Flanagan on record and this unique trio benefits fromn the exciting brushwork of Elvin Jones.Happy Birthday Tommy Flanagan! Today he would have been 85.

Track Listing:

Relaxin' At Camarillo
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
Chelsea Bridge
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
Eclypso
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
Beat's Up
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
Skal Brothers
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
Little Rock
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
Verdandi
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
Delarna
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
Willow Weep For Me
Tommy Flanagan · Overseas
No Line
Miles Davis · Collector's Items
Vierd Blues
Miles Davis · Collector's Items
In Your own Sweet Way
Miles Davis · Collector's Items
Fear Of Flying
Ernesto Cervini · Turboprop
Bindi Bop
Ernesto Cervini · Turboprop
The Windup.
Ernesto Cervini · Turboprop
Fables of Faubus
Charles Mingus · In Germany 1975
For Harry Carney
Charles Mingus · In Germany 1975
Twilight is Upon Us.
Billy Childs · Twilight is Upon Us
Like Father, Like Son
Billy Childs · Twilight is Upon Us
Stay
Billy Childs · Twilight is Upon Us
Tippin'
Art Blakey/John Coltrane · The Bethlehem Session
Pristine
Art Blakey/John Coltrane · The Bethlehem Session