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Jaki Byard (left) and Tommy Flanagan.
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April 25, 2013 In 1982, Jaki Byard and Tommy Flanagan played a duet date in San Francisco. Both pianists were of equal stature, among the best-respected in jazz history. But a newly released recording of that event illustrates why their differences are plenty interesting, too.
Tommy Flanagan on the cover of Tokyo Recital.
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July 16, 2008 One of many hard-bop giants to emerge from Detroit, the pianist brought his sensitive touch to some of jazz's most memorable records (and much of Ella Fitzgerald's late period) before launching his own career as a leader.
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November 18, 2001 Jazz pianist Tommy Flanagan died Friday in New York City at age 71.
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