Flute Vibes

Flute Vibes

by Gerald Beckett


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Flute Vibes

For his second Summit CD as a leader, flutist Gerald Beckett (who doubles on alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo) continues to explore deserving but less frequently performed compositions by veteran jazz artists, as well as originals contributed by his band. Beckett's brisk arrangement of Wayne Shorter's "The Soothsayer" substitutes the flute for tenor sax as the lead voice, with vibraphonist Erik von Buchau and tenor saxophonist Steve Beckman as the secondary soloists. Beckett's soulful flute is the centerpiece of Mal Waldron's "Blue Gene," which is complemented by Damien Masterson's bluesy harmonica. Beckett's fresh interpretations of works by Jim Hall, Walter Bishop, Jr., and Hubert Laws are also noteworthy. The introductory unison line with the leader's flute and flügelhornist Graham Bruce in "Fami-Lee" (written by Bruce to salute the late trumpeter Lee Morgan) is delicious; the piece also showcases their remarkable solos. "FluteVibes," a collaborative work by Beckett and Bruce, is a cheerful vehicle that blends element of post-bop with an occasionally Latin flavor. Highly recommended!

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2006
Label: Summit(Classical)
UPC: 0099402439921
catalogNumber: 439

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald Beckett   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Piccolo
Dave Bell   Acoustic Guitar
Graham Bruce   Flugelhorn
Damien Masterson   Harmonica
Steve Heckman   Tenor Saxophone
David Udolf   Piano
Antonio Davidson Gomez   Percussion
Khalil Doak-Anthony   Electric Guitar
Max Perkoff   Trombone
Niels Myrner   Drums

Technical Credits

Dave Bell   Engineer
Graham Bruce   Arranger
Paula Edelstein   Liner Notes
Daniel Traynor   Cover Design
Gerald Beckett   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production

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