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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Audio Samples

Hubert Hummingbird
(feat. Al Jarreau)

Narration—I’m Bored
(feat. James Murray)

Do the Monkey Swing
(feat. Al Jarreau)

This Elephant’s Gerald
(feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater)

Narration—Wow!
(feat. James Murray)

Welcome to the Shake
(feat. Chris Daniels)

Doin’ the Jazz Joint Jump
(feat. Todd Buffa)

The Music

Lonliest Monkey

Welcome to the Shake

Hubert Hummingbird

Do The Monkey Swing

Doin’ The Jazz Joint Jump

This Elephant’s Gerald

Her Name is Little Growl