Thursday, August 2, 2012

Very Rare Tommy Flanagan, Korea 1953

In Pepper Adams' archives is a very rare tape, just transferred to CD. On Easter Sunday (5 April) 1953, presumably at Base K-8 near Kunsan, Korea, Tommy Flangan's trio with altoist Jerry Lehmeier, recorded five tracks, all with piano solos, including Get Happy, I Love You, and Dancing in the Dark.  The bassist and drummer are unknown.

The following Sunday, 12 April 1953, at Base K-8 near Kunsan, Korea, the same group performed eight tracks, including 's Wonderful, Body and Soul, and Out of Nowhere.  There are no piano solos and the rhythm section supported Lehmeier as featured soloist.

Pepper Adams can be heard in the audience, so it's possible he produced the recording.

1 comment:

  1. My father is Jerry Lehmeier and played with Pepper Adams in Korea. I am very interested about these recordings. My father's original instrument was clarinet so there is a possibility that he may have played alto. He never spoke of playing saxaphone in Korea. I would very much like to play these recordings for my father who is currently very ill. Any assistance on how to reach Gary Carner would be greatly appreciated.

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