8 July 2014 Cody
Critically acclaimed and one of the top flute players in the modern jazz scene, Gerald Beckett is a skilled and versatile improviser within the jazz tradition. Standard Flute, his fourth CD and third for Summit, is the first one in which he is the only horn. On Standard Flute, Gerald Beckett had an opportunity to interpret a variety of standards, most of which are not all that well known. Gerald Beckett is heard throughout in top form, stating melodies with a beautiful tone and displaying fluency and creativity during his solos. His playing throughout Standard Flute helps to consolidate the flute in modern jazz and is full of bright moments.