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CHIP SHELTON With incredible talent and perseverance, Chip Shelton has earned an undisputed reputation as one of the most renowned flutists in the world of jazz. And in recent years he has established himself as a formidable saxophonist as well. What separates Shelton from most other bandleaders is his ability as a multi-instrumentalist. He utilizes the entire woodwind family. Saxes include Tenor, Alto, Soprano, and Sopranino, all by the Yanagasawa Company which Shelton endorses. Flutes include the tiny piccolo, Bb flute, concert flute in C, alto flute, bass flute,contra-bass flute, and the Wesley End-Blown flute (custom fitted so it can be played in a saxophone position), Recently Shelton has added clarinet and bass clarinet to his practice sessions

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The September Concert: The Heart Of Jazz For 9/11- Now In Its 10th Year

The September Concert: The Heart of Jazz for 9/11- now in its 10th Year. On Thursday, September 11, 40 of NYC’s top jazz artists will meet at Somethin' Jazz Club, 212 E 52nd St. NYC from 7pm - 1am, to play their take on various facets of that wretched day & its aftermath. They’ll be playing ...

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Have Flute Will Travel: Chip Shelton On The Road

Read "Have Flute Will Travel: Chip Shelton On The Road" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Chip Shelton is part of that rare breed, an almost exclusive jazz flautist (save for the occasions where he plays soprano saxophone.) He has provided the jazz audience with several notable recordings including, Peacetime and Flute Bass-ics.

Shelton has a quasi-series of live recordings in the brew entitled Have Flute Will Travel. The first, Stop 1, ...

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Chip Shelton: Peacetime

Read "Peacetime" reviewed by Jim Santella

Flutist Chip Shelton likes variety. His instruments are unique, and his musical programs always come with pleasant surprises. In addition to his arsenal of flutes from every musical register, he's elected this time out to add soprano sax and several poignant vocals to the program.

Shelton's lyrical flute warbles like a songbird in the ...

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Chip Shelton: Flute Bass-ics

Read "Flute Bass-ics" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Herbie Mann is who I think of first when considering “jazz flute." Then, I suppose, there are James Moody and Frank Wess. Chip Shelton is a new name to me and his recent recording, Flute Bass-ics. This disc has languished at the bottom of my pile for consideration too long. It is a completely enjoyable outing ...

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Chip Shelton: Flute Bass-ics

Read "Flute Bass-ics" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Flute Bass-ics steps above the basic jazz flute foray by one, enlisting the services of the always sublime Ron Carter Quartet, and two, taking advantage of Chip Shelton's talent with an array of different flutes. The leader plays concert flute in C, B flat flute d'amour, contra-bass and bass flutes, alto flute in G, ethnic wood ...