Hybrid Mono SACD in Mini LP Jacket!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles
ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
When Jay Jay Johnson toured Sweden in the summer of 1957, his pianist, Tommy
Flanagan, drew accolades. Flanagan's playing on Miles Davis' tunes such as
"Verdi Blues," and "In Your Own Sweet Way" had made hipper Swedes already aware
of his abilities.
Among these were executives for Metronome Records, and the result was Flanagan's
first recording date under his own name, in Stockholm on Aug. 15, 1957. Flanagan
later in his career became known as the "Jazz Poet," an artist whose consummate
lyricism and remarkably smooth swing feel have long captivated listeners.
Happily, the complex, pliant lines, the rhythmic snap, and that great taste in
tunes were already in place when the Detroit-born, Bud Powell-influenced
Flanagan arrived in New York in the late 1950s. No wonder he soon played and/or
recorded with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, and others.
This choice album — Flanagan's first — was made in Sweden while the pianist was
touring with Johnson's quintet, which included bassist Wilbur Little and drummer
Elvin Jones. The appealing program boasts Billy Strayhorn's lulling "Chelsea
Bridge," Charlie Parker's lively "Relaxin' at Camarillo," the crafty original "Eclypso"
— part calypso, part swing — a blues, and two numbers dedicated to Swedish
Originally released in 1957
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Wilbur Little, bass
Elvin Jones, drums
1. Relaxin' At Camarillo
2. Chelsea Bridge
4. Beat's Up
5. Skal Brothers
6. Little Rock
9. Willow Weep For Me