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There's more to jazz flute than Anchorman's Ron Burgundy.
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December 2, 2008 The flute is one of the oldest known instruments, but it gets little respect. It's mostly known for schmaltzy concert recordings and one particular comedic movie reference. Luckily, the sheer virtuosic force of many jazz artists has lent a cool factor to the much-maligned instrument. Here are five of jazz's best flutists in action.
Buddy Collette formed his first jazz ensemble before he was a teenager. His bassist? A young Charles Mingus.
October 17, 2007 Reedman Buddy Collette has spent most of his music career on the West Coast, out of the national spotlight. But it would be a mistake to overlook his distinguished career as a jazz educator, activist, composer and, of course, phenomenal multi-instrumentalist.
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