Andrea Brachfeld: Lotus Blossom...

Dec 2, 2015 by

Lotus Blossom- Andrea Brachfeld Andrea Brachfeld - flutes, vocals, thumb piano Bill O’ Connell - piano Winard Harper - drums Rufus Reid – bass Guests: Wycliffe Gordon – sousaphone Chembo Corniel – percussion Nancy Harms - vocals Andrea Brachfeld has a new CD- Lotus Blossom.  I’m starting with her...

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Bill McBirnie: CD Review

Aug 1, 2014 by

Canadian jazz flutist Bill McBirnie has released a new album which is organized as an organ trio. The unmistakable sound of the Hammond B3 organ is combined with flute and drums to present a variety of jazz tunes. McBirnie, who is based in Toronto, has built a solid career...

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Andrea Brachfeld CD Review

Mar 1, 2014 by

Andrea Brachfeld's new CD, Lady of the Island is an excellent addition to the jazz flute discography.  Andrea with a terrific band and headliner guests mixes her own original tunes with tunes by Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Freddie Hubbard and  (title song) Graham Nash.  All the playing is first...

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Jef Kearns CD Review

Mar 1, 2014 by

Toronto-based jazz flutist Jef Kearns’ new album Soulfisticated is appropriately titled, because it’s full of soul. This album of all Kearns’ original compositions is clean and crisp, with guest female vocalists equally on par with Kearns’ smooth stylings, giving it a more urban feel than most jazz flute albums...

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Katisse: The Real Ron Burgundy. By Fluterscooter...

Jan 2, 2014 by

I’m learning jazz flute from Ron Burgundy.  Yes, I’m serious.  Not many flutists can say that, and I think everyone secretly wishes that they were playing the solos that made the term “jazz flute” a household name.  Obviously, after seeing the credits in Anchorman, I knew I had to...

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Nika Rejto: Artist Interview

Dec 1, 2013 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? 1.  I was on the Dinah Shore Show as a youngster 2.  Soloing with Hubert Laws  . 3.  Performing with my father’s violinist from Alma Trio, Andor Toth. 4.  Winning Fan’s pick, Best Jazz Flutist, NYC 2013 5.  Playing with Red Holloway...

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Sarpay Ozcagatay CD review

Dec 1, 2013 by

“unexpectable":  Sarpay Ozcagatay. I love reviewing new flute albums; it gives me a chance to hear what so many talented flutists are doing these days.  I just listened to Sarpay Ozcagatay’s new album “unexpectable." Sarpay is a 2012 graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he won the 2011...

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Jamie Baum CD Review

Nov 1, 2013 by

In This Life, The Jamie Baum Septet Jamie Baum – flute, alto flute, flute d’amour Amir El Saffar – trumpet Taylor Haskins – trumpet Douglas Yates – alto sax, bass clarinet Brad Shepik – guitar Chris Komer – French horn John Escreet – piano Zach Lober – bass Jeff...

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