This release contains a splendid session by Tommy Flanagan´s Super Jazz Trio with bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Joe Chambers in its entirety.
As a bonus, a duet of Flanagan with Jim Hall on the standard "My One & Only Love", and five rare duets of Flanagan with bassists Keter Betts playing the music of Bud Powell. The last five tracks appear here on CD for the first time ever. This collection consists of studio recordings only.
01. PENT-UP HOUSE (5:33)
02. CONDADO BEACH (10:22)
03. LETS CALL THIS (7:18)
04. SO SORRY PLEASE (8:04)
05. BALLAD (4:32)
06. MILESTONES (6:41)
07. MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE (5:48) (*) Bonus Track
08. STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL (2:58) (*) Bonus Track
09. DANCE OF THE INFIDELS (2:37) (*) Bonus Track
10. BOUNCING WITH BUD (2:39) (*) Bonus Track
11. ILL KEEP LOVING YOU (2:53) (*) Bonus Track
12. SO SORRY, PLEASE (3:12) (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 62:42 min.
Tracks #1-6 originally issued in Japan as Tommy Flanagan's "Super Jazz Trio" (Baystate BVCJ 6033).
Track #7 taken from Jim Hall's "Commitment" (A&M / Horizon SP-715).
Tracks #8-11 came from a various artists set entitled "I Remember Bebop" (Columbia C2 35381).
Track #12 taken from the various artists sequel "They All Played Bebop" (Columbia C2 38039).
Personnel on tracks #1-6: Tommy Flanagan (p), Reggie Workman (b) and Joe Chambers (d). Recorded in New York City, on November 21, 1978.
Track #7: Tommy Flanagan (p) and Jim Hall (g). Recorded in New York City, on June 22, 1976.
Tracks #8-11: Tommy Flanagan (p) and Keter Betts (b). Recorded in New York City, November 3-5, 1977.
-I Remember Bebop
"Eight different pianists (Al Haig, Duke Jordan, John Lewis, Sadik Hakim, Walter Bishop, Jr., Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan and Jimmie Rowles), all survivors from at least the 1950s (and in a few cases the '40s) performed two to four selections apiece from the bop era for a tribute which comprises this out-of-print two-LP set. [...] None of this music has been released elsewhere, making this consistently satisfying and well-conceived set worth picking up."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
-They All Played Bebop
"Overshadowed by the more widely publicized horn lineage which flowered from the innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, the jazz piano tradition born out of Bud Powell and, to a lesser extent, Thelonious Monk's work in the '40s has produced an equally rich store of music in the last four decades. This Columbia collection makes for a fine showcase of the myriad solo styles to crop up during that time. [...] Moving on to selections recorded between 1975-77, the second half spotlights some of the fine, yet overlooked players who came up with Powell in the mid- and late '40s..."
Stephen Cook -All Music Guide