Hubert Hummingbird

Click below to hear a short sample of Jazz great Al Jarreau being joined by the incomparable Jazz flutist Hubert Laws as his playful flute becomes our Hummingbird in flight in this energetic tribute to Hubert himself.

 

“Hubert Hummingbird” is a tribute to a jazz style called “BeBop” which was characterized by songs with rapid fire tempos, instrumental virtuosity and altered harmonic and rhythmic structures that made the soloist, like legendary saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, seem like he was floating above the song, free to experiment with any number of sounds and rhythms. 

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