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Bobbi Humphrey

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She has been named “First Lady of the Flute” by the critics and listeners alike and, from the accomplishments in her musical career, deservedly so. For three decades now, Bobbi Humphrey has been playing her special brand of music to audiences around the world. Her professional career began in 1971 when she was the first female signed to Blue Note Records. Certainly a lady playing a flute must have seemed something of a novelty then. Humphrey proved, however, she was not just a “first” or novelty, but a talent to be reckoned with. For in 1973, her LP, Blues and Blues was not only a huge commercial success, but established a strong crossover market for her

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Blacks And Blues

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Side One: Chicago, Damn; Harlem River Drive; Just A Love Child. Side Two: Blacks And Blues; Jasper Country Man; Baby’s Gone.

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Article: Highly Opinionated

Blue Note's 80th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative

Read "Blue Note's 80th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Blue Note moves in mysterious ways. It seems like only a few months ago that the storied jazz label announced its Tone Poet vinyl series, because, well, it was only a few months ago, and here they are with yet another entry in the vinyl reissue game: the Blue Note 80th Anniversary Series. Like the Tone ...

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Article: Album Review

Bobbi Humphrey: Blacks And Blues

Read "Blacks And Blues" reviewed by Chris May


The title of the album and that of its opening track ("Chicago, Damn"), the original release date (1973) and the 'fro might suggest flautist Bobbi Humphrey's Blacks And Blues came with a clenched-fist salute and a political manifesto. But hey, Humphrey's third Blue Note release was composed and produced in La La Land by brothers Fonce ...

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Article: Album Review

Ray Obiedo: There Goes That

Read "There Goes That" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Noted guitarist Ray Obiedo's There Goes That (Rhythmus Records) is his first album since 1999's Modern World (Domo Records). Over his 4 decades plus career, Obeido has worked with an impressive Who's Who List of musicians including: Herbie Hancock, Bobbi Humphrey, George Duke, The Whispers, Brenda Russell, Pete Escovedo, Grover Washington, Jr., The Rippingtons and Lou ...

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Article: Profile

Marcus Miller: Renaissance Man

Read "Marcus Miller: Renaissance Man" reviewed by Pheralyn Dove


[Editor's Note: On Sunday, November 25, 2012, All About Jazz learned that Marcus Miller sustained non-life-threatening injuries during a bus crash on the A2 highway in central Switzerland. Unfortunately, the driver was killed in the accident. Online sources report that the bus was carrying 13 people, including two drivers and the 11 members Miller's band. The ...

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Article: Profile

Gareth Lockrane: Doing That Grooveyard Thing

Read "Gareth Lockrane: Doing That Grooveyard Thing" reviewed by Duncan Heining


Few musicians have developed successful careers in jazz playing just flute. You might think of Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws and Bobbi Humphrey, but only Jeremy Steig, Paul Horn and James Newton spring immediately to mind as artists who have achieved credibility with both fans and critics in their work. We can now add 36 year-old British ...

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News: Award / Grant

International Women In Jazz Festival Honors Bobbi Humphrey

Spring will be a little warmer this year. The hot flute sounds of legendary “First Lady Of Flute" Bobbi Humphrey will resonate the walls of Saint Peters Church on April 14, 2012. In celebration of her 40th anniversary in Jazz, she has been selected as the 2012 honoree of the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN JAZZ FESTIVAL. She ...

Album

Harlem River Drive / Jasper Country Man

Label: Applause Records
Released: 2009

Album

Passion Flute

Label: Paradise Sounds Records
Released: 2008


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