Best of Hubert Laws

Best of Hubert Laws

by Hubert Laws
     
 

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Some of Hubert Laws' more commercial recordings left much to be desired, but at his best, he's been a highly imaginative soloist who can play jazz, classical and R&B equally well. A fine overview of his CTI efforts of the early to-mid-'70s, The Best of Hubert Laws is an eclectic and unpredictable CD that finds him offeringSee more details below

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Some of Hubert Laws' more commercial recordings left much to be desired, but at his best, he's been a highly imaginative soloist who can play jazz, classical and R&B equally well. A fine overview of his CTI efforts of the early to-mid-'70s, The Best of Hubert Laws is an eclectic and unpredictable CD that finds him offering adventurous interpretations of everything from John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" to classical pieces by Stravinsky ("The Rite of Spring") and Bach ("Allegro from Concerto #3 in D"). While an NAC/smooth jazz artist would play a mindless, note-for-note cover of Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis," the flutist insightfully transforms the 1974 pop hit into gritty jazz-funk. Electric keyboardist Bob James performs some excellent solos, which expose and underscore the vacuous and shallow nature of his subsequent work.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644547924
catalogNumber:
45479

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hubert Laws   Primary Artist,Flute
John Tropea   Guitar
Joe Beck   Guitar
Ron Carter   Bass
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Bob James   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Ronnie Laws   Tenor Saxophone
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
David Friedman   Percussion,Vibes
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Brown   Viola
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
David Nadien   Violin
Frederick Waits   Drums
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Fred Alston   Bassoon
Gene Bertoncini   Guitar
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Billy Cobham   Drums
Harry Cykman   Violin
Denis DeCoteau   Conductor
Glen Deardorff   Guitar
Gayle Dixon   Violin
Max Ellen   Violin
Steve Gadd   Drums
Paul Gershman   Violin
Emanuel Green   Violin
Harry Lookofsky   Violin
Gary King   Bass
Harold Kohon   Violin
Richard Landrum   Percussion
Charles Libove   Violin
Harvey Mason   Drums
Matthew Raimondi   Violin
George Ricci   Cello
Alan Shulman   Cello
Wally Kane   Bassoon
Emanuel Vardi   Viola

Technical Credits

Bob James   Arranger
Hubert Laws   Arranger
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer,Liner Notes
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
John Newton   Composer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Mark Wilder   Mastering
Joel Zimmerman   Art Direction
Lesley Schiff   Artwork
Bruce Mishkin   Art Direction

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