Thomas Lee Flanagan (March 16, 1930 - November 16, 2001) was a four-time Grammy nominated American jazz pianist, particularly remembered as an accompanist of Ella Fitzgerald.
Flanagan played on a number of critically acclaimed recordings, including John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’ and ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar’ of Wes Montgomery. The Tommy Flanagan Trio, with bassist Wilbur Little and drummer Elvin Jones, released their first album, ‘Tommy Flanagan Trio Overseas’, in 1957. As an accompanist, Flanagan worked with Ella Fitzgerald from 1963-65 and 1968-78. But beginning in 1975, Flanagan began once again to perform and record as a leader. He continued to work with other players, too, forming a trio with Tal Farlow and Red Mitchell, among other projects. During his career, Flanagan was nominated for four Grammy Awards ? two for Best Jazz Performance (Group) and two for Best Jazz Performance (Soloist).
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