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Tommy Flanagan - Overseas



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



Product No.:
APRJ 7134
UPC: 753088713415
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  
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Also available on:
Hybrid Mono SACD

For sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series

Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray

180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings

Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket

"Overseas is very well recorded and the trio is well defined in a space with stereo-like width and depth. Kevin Gray's remastering of the mono LP is exceptional." — Recording = 8.5/10; Music = 9/10 — Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 95

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 "Vierd 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 climes.

Originally released in 1957

Tommy Flanagan, piano
Wilbur Little, bass
Elvin Jones, drums 








1. Relaxin' at Camarillo
2. Chelsea Bridge
3. Eclypso
4. Beat's Up
5. Skål Brothers
6. Little Rock
7. Verdandi
8. Delarna
9. Willow Weep for Me

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 10 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 11/28/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Gls
If this is mono then I don’t want stereo. A superb recording full of dimension and depth for a great listening experience.

Great recording! Buy now or cry later :)

posted on 10/01/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Felipe Araujo
This record was worth the wait, very detailed, the piano sounds great, I with that RVG had recorded piano like this Swedish recording.

Highly recommended! Buy while available!

Great, what a wonderful surprise

posted on 07/12/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Nick AZ
I wanted this for a long time and I am glad you made it available. Pleasure to hear each player so distinctively and the sound stage is great. Thank you AP.

Worth the Wait! Worth Every Penny!

posted on 09/24/2015
5 Stars
What caught my attention about this AP release was the rate at which it was flying off the shelf at all the major online retailers. When I decided to get one I was shocked to learn it was out of stock everywhere I looked, including Acoustic Sounds. Finally, early this Week I saw that it was back in stock on Acoustic Sounds website so I ordered it on the spot. When I finally listened to the record a while ago it did not disappoint. Trio music consisting of Piano, Drums and Bass. The music is relaxed and unobtrusive, but still enjoyable. Spectacular is how I would described the sonics on this record, spacious, natural and transparent. It's like hearing a tape. Once I heard it, I immediately realized why this record was fast selling out; this release renders this recording in breathtaking realism--that explained why people were snatching this records up like hot cakes. This might be your last chance to get a copy so don't wait .

Tommy and Elvin!

posted on 12/20/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Hazu
Tommy Flanagan is great, of course, but Elvin Jones sounds absolutely superb on this Swedish recording with a dynamite drum sound. Fine surfaces.

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