|Tommy Flanagan Plays the Music of Harold Arlen|
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|Recorded||September 30, October 2, 1978|
|Tommy Flanagan chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|
Tommy Flanagan Plays the Music of Harold Arlen is an album by jazz pianist Tommy Flanagan, with bassist George Mraz and drummer Connie Kay.
The album was recorded on September 30 and October 2, 1978, at SNS Productions, New York City.It was produced by Helen Merrill, who also sang on "Last Night When We Were Young". The compositions are by Harold Arlen and co-writers.
The album was originally released in Japan by Trio Records.It was subsequently released on CD in Japan by DIW and on LP in the United States by Inner City Records.
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