Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tommy Flanagan - Live in Marciac

The Observer Dec 2009
Two of the finest pianists in jazz history, recorded live at Europe's most prestigious festival. Jones and Flanagan both made their reputations as accompanists to the greats, only emerging into the spotlight later in life. On the first disc of this double CD, they play separately, with bass and drums accompaniment, and the second features them together. Either way, it amounts to an absorbing experience as they dig into classics by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and other old masters. The flow of ideas and sheer crispness of execution are a joy.

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