Hubert Laws - In the Beginning

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Hubert Laws - In the Beginning

Hubert Laws - In the Beginning (1974)
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This album features flutist Hubert Laws at his finest. The music ranges from classical-oriented pieces to straight-ahead jazz with touches of '70s funk included in the mix. The supporting cast includes keyboardist Bob James on most tracks, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Steve Gadd, three strings, and Hubert's brother Ronnie on tenor (his solo on John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" is arguably Ronnie's best ever on record). Whether it be works by Satie or Sonny Rollins, this recording is one of the most rewarding of Hubert Laws' career.

1. In the Beginning (Fischer)
2. Restoration (Blanchard)
3. Gymnopedie #1 (Satie)
4. Come Ye Disconsolate (Traditional)
5. Airegin (Rollins)
6. Moment's Notice (Coltrane)
7. Reconciliation (Grand)
8. Mean Lene (Laws)

Hubert Laws - Flute, Main Performer, Arranger
Ronnie Laws - Sax (Tenor)
Gene Bertoncini - Guitar
Ron Carter - Bass
Steve Gadd - Drums
David Friedman - Percussion, Vibraphone
Airto Moreira - Percussion
Bob James - Piano
Clare Fischer - Piano, Arranger
Rodgers Grant - Piano
Hilary James - Piano, Arranger
Richard Tee - Organ, Strings
Emanuel Vardi - Viola
Amanuel Vardi - Viola
David Nadien - Violin
George Ricci - Cello