Standard Flute – Gerald Beckett

Standard Flute – Gerald Beckett
Catalog number: 574


01 Why Wait
comp: Stanley Clarke
02 Arietis
comp: Freddie Hubbard
03 When We Were One
comp: Johnny Griffin
04 After the Morning
comp: John Hicks
05 Caminhos Cruzados
comp: Antonio Carlos Jobim
06 A Luta Continua
comp: Vince Evans
07 On A Misty Night
comp: Tadd Dameron
08 Entre Nous
comp: Frank Weiss
09 Wild Flower
comp: John Murtaugh, Hal Grant
10 Father
comp: Coleman
11 Melancholia
comp: Edward Duke Ellington

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.

”With all the saxophone players out there today, the number of jazz flute artists is minuscule by comparison. Beckett shows that he belongs in the mix and has both the skills and style to be a force in this underrepresented genre.”
– Carmen Miller,

”…here’s a musician who is doing everything he can to keep jazz flute in the forefront of listeners’ consciousness…he swings like mad…”
– Audiophile Audition

”Gerald Beckett is rapidly becoming one of the jazz genre’s most admired flautists.”
– Paula Edelstein, Music Journalist and critic for Sounds of Timeless Jazz

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