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by Jane Lenoir

From Ellington to Dolphy, this album represents a stunning range of richly sonorous, highly swinging jazz flute playing, backed by an outstanding trio of SF jazz players.
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Footprints
Jane Lenoir Quartet
7:27 album only
2. My Little Suede Shoes
Jane Lenoir Quartet
6:05 album only
3. Isotope
Jane Lenoir Quartet
5:20 album only
4. Scotty's Jig
Jane Lenoir Quartet
3:31 album only
5. Prelude to a Kiss
Jane Lenoir Quartet
7:25 album only
6. Gazzelloni
Jane Lenoir Quartet
4:07 album only
7. Tones for Joan's Bones
Jane Lenoir Quartet
5:30 album only
8. Moment's Notice
Jane Lenoir Quartet
5:36 album only
9. My Romance
Jane Lenoir Quartet
5:38 album only


Album Notes
San Francisco-based flutist Jane Lenoir has a career spanning several decades in a variety of idioms, including jazz, new "avant-garde" music, classical music, minimalist music and free improvization. This album is her first jazz album, but she has also recorded with the Seattle Group for New Music on Mode Records and a recently released album of contemporary Japanese music on Vienna Artists. She has performed in many venues, including the San Francisco Chamber Music Society, the Mills College Group for New Music, the Berkshire Music Center, the LA Museum's Monday Evening Concert Series, Loft Jazz, the Desert Music Festival in Carefree, Arizona, Music in the Mountains in Nevada City, CA, numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles. In 1982, she gave the world premiere of Hans Henze's opera, "El Cimarron" with a world-class ensemble that went on to receive the LA Times Beckmesser award for outstanding contemporary music performance of the year.

Her background as a trained classical flutist is awesome, with graduation from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the Tanglewood Festival, the New College Festival, private study with Robert Willoughy, Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger and Jean Pierre Rampal. Jane started playing jazz in the late 70's, inspired by local jazz artists Art Lande and Mark Isham, and went on to work with a number of great local players, including the great SF pianist Allan Plank, Hal Stein, Calvin Keys and others.



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Hal Stein

"I really loved it!!!"
I really loved it!! This album is a collection of delightful and varied performances with wonderful pacing...At last, a brilliant flutist trained in the classical tradition with great jazz chops!!!
Hal Stein, tenor saxophonist, Stanford University Jazz Faculty

Ken Wolman

She does stuff with a flute I never imagined. I hope there is more out there or in the pipeline. And your services was phenomenal!

Adrianne Greenbaum

"lucsciously flowing like smooth waters...highly recommended!"
Jane Lenoir's new jazz flute release "Fluid" is exactly that: lusciously flowing like smooth waters, easily traversing through a varied repertoire of beautiful jazz tunes. Her tone is open, clear, yet so full of delicious colors. Her musicianship speaks of a mind working to achieve variation, beauty, yet keeping the line respectfully in tact. Highly recommended, for this is an album that goes with you everywhere as it both lifts your spirits and eases the weary mind.
Adrianne Greenbaum
Klezmer flutist and Associate Professor of Flute, Mount Holyoke College