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Flexible Flyer
Roswell Rudd
Flexible Flyer
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Roswell Rudd
Title: Flexible Flyer
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Black Lion/Da Music/Ka
Original Release Date: 1/1/1974
Re-Release Date: 4/21/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 031397021521

CD Reviews

Overlooked, but not forgotten
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The timbre of the trombone reaches out across the silence like a weary, battered foghorn. Three sustained, low blasts echo forth, seeking proper bearing. The immaculate voice of Sheila Jordon flares suddenly and brilliantly, falling into intimate commune with the skillful trombone playing of Roswell Rudd. These wondrous, sublime opening moments in Rudd's definitive interpretation of Michel LeGrand's 'What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life', merely hint at the power and the grace which follow on the rest of Flexible Flyer. Originally released in 1975, Flexible Flyer showcases Rudd's enormous talents both as a trombonist and a composer. Having played with such jazz greats as Archie Shepp, Oscar Pettiford, Don Cherry and Cecil Taylor, Rudd nonetheless failed to garner the public notoriety of his contemporaries, instead gathering much acclaim as a "musician's musician". With the re-release of this lost gem, Roswell Rudd is likely to finally get his due."