FluteJazz

 

 

DUET~FLUTEJAZZ

 

The tracks below were recorded in 1986 in a small bar in Boston, MA. They represent a concept of playing the flute, not as an electronic instrument, but as an electronically amplified instrument. Similar to the difference between the styles of playing acoustic guitar as compared to electric guitar.

Both iTunes and amazon offer extensive samples of the tracks on the 1986 album.

 

 

 

 

"At the heart of these tracks is virtuoso fluteplaying of the first order. Dave's scorching technique, supported by a vast palette of "acoustic" flute sonorities that range from celestine coloratura-sopranino to a Hammond B3 Betty Carter-like Bawl, is always in service to the music…never merely for effect.
His absolute mastery of classical technique supported by fluency throughout the range of the languages of jazz demonstrate that real music should be, as Duke averred, "beyond categories". These tracks are just that."

Aardvark Flutist

 
 

 

"I can't remember when I have been as excited by a first hearing of a newly found artist. Williams is a "monster" jazz player, who is adept in ballads, straight ahead bebop, and free improvisations that soar and sing with an intensity and clarity that is simply amazing. (Think: the liquid and fleet sound of Hubert Laws combined with the ferocity and drive of Lew Tabakin and the risk taking of Robert Dick all in one package.) His technique is dazzling, his tone by turn intense and ravishingly sensual, and his skill at manipulating on-the-fly electronic sound processing, such as digital delay, harmonizers, and all the electronic resources of the Lexicon is astonishing. More importantly, all this skill is used in the service of creativity and expression. I strongly urge you to give these audio clips a listen.."  

Jerry Pritchard (The Flute Network)

 

 

"David is playing incredibly well, on this recording. Bringing back a genre that seems to have been neglected, in recent years. DW has the chops and intensity to expand the tradition of "jazz" flute. Congratulations and keep up the good work."

Lew Tabackin

 

Duet-flutejazz features David Williams on flute and Terje Gewelt on upright bass.

About Terje Gewelt

Alumnus of Berklee College of Music and student of Jaco Pastorius and Dave Holland, bassist, Terje Gewelt has recorded some 80 CDs with Scandinavian, European and American artists including Billy Cobham, Tommy Smith, Misha Alperin, Michael Schrieve and for Labels such as RCA, CBS, Blue Note and ECM.

He has toured extensively with Billy Cobham, Tommy Smith and Misha Alperin.

 

About David Williams

Alumnus of Berklee College of Music and student of Paige Brook and Ray DesRoches, David has performed in a wide range of musical styles throughout the United States. His style is based on an adaptive classical approach to instrumentation and arrangements.

Check out what Terje Gewelt is up to.

 Duet-flutejazz is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com

Please visit one of these sites to listen to samples of all the tracks.

Autumn Leaves by flutemaker 

 

 
 The Duet-flutejazz album  includes the following tunes:
1. Swedish Pastry (Barney Kessel         5. Up Jumped Spring (Freddie Hubbard)  
2. Footprints (Wayne Shorter)   6. In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington)  
3. Autumn Leaves (Johnny Mercer)      7. Intersections (Williams)  
4. Gail's Song (Williams/Gewelt)         8. Someday My Prince Will Come (Churchill)    
    9. Windows (Chic Corea)  

 

 

 

 
All  of the music was recorded live and is faithfully presented as it was created; without editing or post-production of any kind. The flute effects were created during performance with the extensive use of two Lexicon PCM42 digital delay units (each was manipulated through the use of foot-pedals to facilitate  control over all functions and aspects of the resultant sounds). All tracks recorded on Williams Flute #1; 18k gold with silver mechanism.