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The Pretty Jazz Flute of Hubert Laws

I am not a critic or a musician, but think that the pure and clean tone of Hubert Laws is tremendous. Perhaps not quite as well known as Herbie Mann, Laws, who was born in Houston in 1939, has had a long and successful career.

Here is the beginning of the bio at his site:

Internationally renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres; moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland, Amsterdam, Japan, Detroit and with the Stanford String Quartet. He has given annual performances at Carnegie Hall, and has performed sold out performances in the Hollywood Bowl with fellow flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and was a member of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestras. In addition, he has appeared at the Montreux, Playboy, and Kool Jazz festivals; he performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Hollywood Bowl in 1982 and with the Detroit Symphony in 1994. His recordings have won three Grammy nominations. (Continue Reading…)

Above is “Land of Passion” and below is “Land of Passion” and below is “Windows,” a song by Chick Corea performed at a masterclass in Rotterdam.

Wikipedia and Hubert Laws’ website were used to write this post. Photo: Catalin Neacsu.