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#2491017 - 05/06/13 02:05 PM flute playing bands?
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A lady I know, an excellent flautist, asked me if I could direct her toward some rock/jazz-rock/blues bands that employ a flute in their stuff. She is already aware of Jethro Tull, Horslips, & Traffic. Anybody know anybody else I could put her onto?
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#2491023 - 05/06/13 02:30 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: picker]
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Some of the Prog bands - Moody Blues, Gabriel-era Genesis, Hatfield & the North - featured flute music, and some interesting arrangements.
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#2491027 - 05/06/13 02:41 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Winston Psmith]
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War, Marshall Tucker, some Van Morrison stuff some Chicago stuff.


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#2491028 - 05/06/13 02:42 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Winston Psmith]
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....there are a few flute bands both here & in Belfast that parade around the streets once or twice a year, but somehow I don't think they'd fit the bill......

Probably NSFW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwtPvyrC0-s

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#2491029 - 05/06/13 02:43 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: The Geoff]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUL68ZeclcA <--- The Marshall Tucker Band...Heard it in a Love Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCXQycyN_Vs <--- or how a about Can't You See....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjxhp1iK9g0 <--- This Ol' Cowboy

Lot more flute than just on the intros in their other songs as well...


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#2491030 - 05/06/13 02:46 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: CEB]
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#2491038 - 05/06/13 03:18 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: CEB]
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Dr. John's album with Dan Auerbach, Locked Down, has some very nice flute playing on it.

And Yusef Lateef (aka Bill Evans) is a giant of jazz flute & sax, plus he plays a half dozen other instruments as well.


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#2491043 - 05/06/13 03:35 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Others to consider: Bill Laswell and Rabih Abou Khalil have extensive discographies, with quite a bit of widely varied instrumentation, often changing from album to album. This is especially true of Laswell, whose body of work includes dub, ambient, jazz, rock, fusion, industrial and even metal.

I know I have heard flute in both of their work, but can't pinpoint it.

The Japanese tycho drum group, Kodo, includes flute of various kinds (mostly Japanese, natch). Check out their album Mondo Head- a "world beat" tour de force featuring contributions from musicians from every continent- or their soundtrack to the movie, The Hunted.


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#2491048 - 05/06/13 03:53 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: picker]
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It's been about 30 years since I had the album, but Herbie Mann's "Memphis Underground" featured Larry Coryell & Sonny Sharrock on guitars & was jazz/rock/soul/R&B/fusion-y in the style of the late 60s, IIRC. Might be worth a download.
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#2491095 - 05/06/13 07:47 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Scott Fraser]
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#2491191 - 05/07/13 07:01 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Bluesape]
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I've always wanted to do a cover of Heart's "Allies" which has a nice flute solo in it. I'm sure Ann played flute on a few other songs, too.


And as someone mentioned, earlier Genesis had some flute, as did Steve Hackett's early solo albums. Gentle Giant, too.
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#2491266 - 05/07/13 10:44 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Danzilla]
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Early King Crimson had an excellent flute/sax player.

If Mike's friend is an "excellent flautist", she should have little trouble playing most pop/rock songs, technically anyway.
Most of the time the parts are pretty simple, though sometimes well crafted.

The parts on "Allies" are a case in point, they're well done and don't require virtuoso chops or anything.



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#2491343 - 05/07/13 01:43 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Eric Iverson]
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Early King Crimson had an excellent flute/sax player.


Ian McDonald, who went on to be one of the founding members of Foreigner as well.

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#2491359 - 05/07/13 02:09 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I can't check this easily right now, but I think Cat Stevens had some flute on his super-early stuff (Deram).

Although I could never stand his music or playing, Tim Weisberg was pretty big in the 70's.

Paul Horn had some crossover appeal but not really on the rock side of things -- probably more of a prototype for New Age (he loved to record inside the Taj Mahal for massive echo).

Matt Johnson's first song as "The The" had a major flute solo (especially on the super-long 12" version, which was extended in its arrangement vs. DJ-oriented or cut/paste for extra repeats). It's called "Uncertain Smile". Really gorgeous tune.


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#2491409 - 05/07/13 04:39 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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(Louisiana's) LeRoux had a hit in the 70s with "New Orleans Ladies" that featured a flute solo.



Later my jr. high band director was married to the guy in the band who played the solo and was always having someone ask her to play it.

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#2491622 - 05/08/13 12:39 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: p90jr]
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I gotta call my little sister tonight, a fine flautist, big prog rock fan, to see who she can recommend.

She's played flute mostly in church band of mediocre talent, but once in a while gets to play or record with people on her level.

It'd be fun to have her sit in with my band (right now I don't have one....) because she's got such a great ear.

But to make it about good flautists in general; if they sing and/or play guitar or keyboard also, great, but would the average good flute player get enough solo space in most rock bands to keep them satisfied? Just wonderin'..... But there's lots of sax players in rock bands who don't get to solo much!

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#2491643 - 05/08/13 02:41 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Eric Iverson]
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My dad is a flutist (in my opinion, better than Galway or Rampal), and takes deep offense at the term "flautist". He wrote me a three page diatribe against that term a few years ago. I am very careful not to use that term anymore. :-)
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#2491662 - 05/08/13 04:01 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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I just remembered that weirdo indie rock psychedelic rock band (and Flaming Lips protegés) Mercury Rev had a flautist, who played through effects pedals and loopers.

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#2491723 - 05/08/13 08:19 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: p90jr]
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Bobbi Humphrey


Hubert Laws



Nice solo at the end of this song:





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#2491724 - 05/08/13 08:34 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: skipclone 1]
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Gotta love Laws...
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#2491729 - 05/08/13 09:30 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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In that same vein, Dave Valentin is also highly recommended.

Found a good link for a general playlist:

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_jazz/best_jazzflute.html
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#2492697 - 05/12/13 05:55 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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Originally Posted By: Mark Schmieder
My dad is a flutist (in my opinion, better than Galway or Rampal), and takes deep offense at the term "flautist". He wrote me a three page diatribe against that term a few years ago. I am very careful not to use that term anymore. :-)


What term does he find acceptable?
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#2492714 - 05/12/13 07:17 PM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: picker]
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I agree with his dad. I mean what's wrong with flutist? Flautist sounds to much like that fart word flatulence to me...LOL. facepalm

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#2492766 - 05/13/13 06:36 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Larryz]
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A few years ago at a wine festival, my friends and I were talking to one of the Dixieland bands that was playing there. We asked about titles. If the trumpet player is a trumpeter, and a trombone player is a trombonist, and a clarinet player is a clarinetist, a flute player is a flautist, do you call a tuba player a tubist?" Their reply: "We just call him an @$$hole."
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#2492769 - 05/13/13 06:47 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Danzilla]
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As a curiosity:
There is a rock band out there featuring the oboe as a lead instrument, Hoboe I think it's called.
Not sure if there are any with a featured bassoon soloist, LOL. Clarinet would work in rock and blues, because you can get really bluesy on a clarinet. Check out some of the swing/Dixieland guys.

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#2492801 - 05/13/13 08:48 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Eric Iverson]
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Originally Posted By: Eric Iverson
Clarinet would work in rock and blues, because you can get really bluesy on a clarinet. Check out some of the swing/Dixieland guys.


Sidney Bechet, but don't call him Dixieland.
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#2492826 - 05/13/13 09:37 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Sidney was pretty pugnacious, as I understand it. He once got angry when criticized and said:

SIDNEY BECHET DOES NOT PLAY WRONG CHORD PROGRESSIONS!!!!

Which became a joke in my band, ERIC IVERSON DOES NOT PLAY WRONG PROGRESSIONS!!!!!
And I DON'T, come to think of it, at least as a criminal career.....
But I have had to play uptempo bebop by ear, it might be a little different.
On FLUTE I play them... to get back to the topic.
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#2499482 - 06/06/13 08:17 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Eric Iverson]
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Hello
"Flautist's" Revolt..lol

Thanks for mentioning "Hatfield and the North" awesome prog-rock.

"In the Hall of the Mountain King" Greg Lake with King Crimson

WestFauster, "Yours Forever More"

And I think the first Deep Purple, Captain Beyond, and Emerson Lake and Palmer LP's.

Great stuff

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#2499503 - 06/06/13 09:41 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Zoya]
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I've noticed Opeth using flute more.
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#2502743 - 06/17/13 04:51 AM Re: flute playing bands? [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Zappa used flute, and ZpZ continues in that vein with the the excellent multi-instrumentalist, Shelia Gonzalez.

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