Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan – I’m All Smiles (1984/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 47:17 minutes | 734 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical
„Although Tommy Flanagan tended to refer to two-piano dates as a gimmick, that’s hardly the case during this superb 1983 concert in Germany with Hank Jones. The two pianists have the kind of feel for one another’s playing that avoids the crash of egos and instead inspires the give and take necessary for each performance to reach its full potential. Immediately, the two veterans captivate their audience with a stunning aggressive improvisation upon Charlie Parker’s ‘Relaxin’ at Camarillo,’ then immediately quiet them with a soft, lyrical interpretation of the gorgeous ballad ‘In a Sentimental Mood.’ They’re clearly having a lot of fun during their upbeat waltz through the popular ballad ‘Someday My Prince Will Come.’ The rest of the concert is every bit as fulfilling, with an inspired treatment of ‘Rockin’ in Rhythm’ getting the nod as the highlight of a memorable evening.“ (Ken Dryden, AMG)
01 – Relaxin’ At Camarillo
02 – In a Sentimental Mood
03 – Some Day My Prince Will Come
04 – Afternoon in Paris
05 – Au privave
06 – I’m All Smiles
07 – Rockin in Rhythm
08 – Con Alma
Producer & Engineer by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.
Recorded live on May 7, 1983 at The Franziskaner Concert Hall, Villingen.
Digitally remastered in 2014.
Hank Jones – Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand Piano on “1-4” & Steinway Concert Grand Piano on “5-8”
Tommy Flanagan – Steinway Concert Grand Piano on “1-4” & Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand Piano on “5-8”