Monday, July 03, 2006

flutes #2

From the comments to this post on jazz flute, Lloyd says:

I think it's crazy that someone should call it an 'imperfection' - and a little arrogant too... There are so many different colours from all intruments and the breathy sound is part of the flute's spectrum, as far as I'm concerned. Just as with many others. How can the music world be without it?

I think the "imperfection" was meant in comparaison with classical flute playing. Compared to classical technique, just about every jazz musician is imperfect. Of course, the comparaison is of limited use, and could go both ways.

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