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In August 1957.

In August 1957, “New Jazz” and “Prestige” labels released “The Cats”, the second Tommy Flanagan album. It was recorded in April 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Tommy Flanagan– piano
  • Idrees Sulieman– trumpet
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Doug Watkins– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tommy Flanagan except where noted.

  1. Minor Mishap
  2. How Long Has This Been Going On? – GeorgeGershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Eclypso
  4. Solacium
  5. Tommy’s Tune

 

On January 27, 1960.

On January 27, 1960, “Atlantic” label released “Giant Steps”, the fifth John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded May 4 – 5, 1959, December 2, 1959, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan– piano
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle – engineering
  • Lee Friedlander– photography
  • Marvin Israel– cover design
  • Nat Hentoff– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. Giant Steps
  2. Cousin Mary
  3. Countdown
  4. Spiral
  5. Syeeda’s Song Flute
  6. Naima
  7. P.C.

 

In January 1963.

In January 1963, “Moodsville” label released “Bluesy Burrell”, the 18th Kenny Burrell album. It was recorded on September 14, at ”Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Burrell- guitar
  • Coleman Hawkins- tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan- piano
  • Major Holley- bass
  • Eddie Locke- drums
  • Ray Barretto- congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Burrell, except where noted.

  1. Tres Palabras – Osvaldo Farrés
  2. No More
  3. Guilty – Harry Akst, Gus Kahn, Richard A. Whiting
  4. Montono Blues
  5. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  6. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  7. It’s Getting Dark

On February 23, 1997.

Tony Williams

On February 23, 1997, Anthony Tillmon “Tony” Williams died aged 51. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz drummers ever. In his career he has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the jazz history, including: Miles Davis, Geri Allen, Arcana, Chet Baker, George Cables, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Gil Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Hal Galper, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Jonas Hellborg, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Terumasa Hino, Allan Holdsworth, Hank Jones, Charles Lloyd, Michael Mantler, Ray Manzarek, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Jackie McLean, Marcus Miller, Mulgrew Miller, Grachan Moncur III, Jaco Pastorius, Michel Petrucciani, Pop Workshop, Public Image Limited, Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Sonny Rollins, Wallace Roney, Travis Shook, McCoy Tyner, Sadao Watanabe and Weather Report. In 1969, Tony Williams formed a trio, the Tony Williams Lifetime, with John McLaughlin on guitar and Larry Young on organ.