Find Your Place (feat. Bernie Senensky & Anthony Michelli)
The Bill McBirnie Trio
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Great Jazz Flute Album
Bill McBirnie may be the best jazz flutist you've never heard of (I really do not know how well-known he is in the U.S.). If this is so, get this album (and any others by him). Bill's flute playing is a wonderful combination of the sound and technique of Hubert Laws and the funky, soulful playing of Herbie Mann. This album finds Bill in an organ trio - unusual for flute - and it works well. The soul of the organ and Bill's playing make for a great listening experience. If you are already a fan of jazz flute, add this to your collection. If not, add it anyway!
A very unusual and brilliant recording !
Wow, I just discovered Bill McBirnie and am I glad that I did ! Bill is a true virtuoso and master of all things flute. A worthy successor to Herbie Mann and Alan Wess. His warm full lush tone is a delight to behold. I just love this unusual organ trio sound as well. Very light, transparent and uplifting. Even great jazz can sometimes be too heavy and dark for my taste but on Find Your Place, the vibe is pure unmitigated joy and positive energy. Hammond B3 player Bernie Senensky provides brilliant harmonic and rhythmic shading to McBirnie's lyricism while drummer Anthony Michelli swings and grooves with grace and sublime style. The recording and mix are top notch as well, clear, present, full of warmth and energy without ever being harsh. Jazz lovers everywhere should know about this very unusual and brilliant recording !