Oblivion – Gerald Beckett

Oblivion – Gerald Beckett

Label: Summit Records

Release date: July 2017

Catalog number: 701


01 So What
comp: Miles Davis
02 Davito
comp: Cal Tjader
03 Swinging at the Haven
comp: Ellis Marsalis
04 Nem Um Talvez
comp: Hermeto Pascoal
05 Blues #2
comp: Benoit Paillard
06 Eva
comp: Laurent de Oliveria
07 Bernie's Tune
comp: Gerry Mulligan
08 Oblivion
comp: Astor Piazzolla
09 Out of This World
comp: Harold Arlen

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.

“… swings with a balance of hard bop and blues…soars with magic vibrations that pique the senses.” -AllAboutJazz.com

“…a talent worthy of wider recognition in the jazz community.” -Ken Dryden – All Music Guide

Gerald Beckett’s instrumental expertise lies with the flute. He has traveled around the country, particularly on the coasts, playing at some of the hottest jazz clubs. His harmonious playing style is fully on display with this new recording…a fantastic outing from a now recognized jazz talent!…


Gerald Beckett – flute, alto flute
Ruben Salcido – alto sax, soprano sax
Michele Walther – violin 1st
Yehduit Lieberman – violin 2nd
Michelle Mastin – viola
Nancy Bien – cello
Gary Zellerbach – guitar
Ari Caprow – guitar
Dan Neville – vibes
Steve McQuarry – keyboard
Charles Thomas – bass
Ollie Dudek – bass
Jim Shearer – bass
Greg German – drums
Fred Johnson – drums
Poh Soon Teng – drums
Steve Nelson – bongos, triangle
Michaelle Goerlitz – shaker, snare drum