- David Flanagan
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(b New York, Sept 23, 1943; d Yokohama, Japan, April 13, 2016). American flutist. He began playing recorder at the age of six, studied flute from the age of 11, and started performing professionally when he was 15. In 1961 he worked with Paul Bley and Gary Peacock. His career was interrupted in 1962 by a motorcycle accident, but he made his recording début (as a leader) the following year, and in 1966 played with the popular singer Tim Hardin. In 1967 he formed Jeremy and the Satyrs, one of the first bands consistently to play jazz-rock. It initially included Eddie Gomez and Warren Bernhardt; Gomez had earlier joined Bill Evans (ii), and Steig in turn spent a period as a guest soloist with Evans’s trio (autumn 1968 – early 1969), broadcasting on television, sitting in at the Village Vanguard and the rock venue Fillmore East, and recording. He collaborated frequently with Gomez until around ...