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Lori Bell

A flutist and composer of admirable depth and broad musical sympathies, Brooklyn native Lori Bell has contributed to the development of higher standards of performance while earning acclaim from both peers and critics for her artistry on stage and in recordings. Now in the third decade of her acclaimed career, Bell is revered for her innovative interpretations of Miles Davis,Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington, among others.

On Brooklyn Dreaming, Bell’s 9th studio album, the world renown composer pays homage to her familial roots with an extraordinary opus that extolls vivid memories of the vibrancy of New York City. Her Brooklyn excursion begins with a freewheeling exposition on Mingus’ “Nostalgia in Times Square,” before adventurously taking the Monk classic “52nd Street Theme” to exhilarating peaks. From there, her Quartet, which features Tamir Hendelman (piano), Katie Thiroux (bass) and Matt Witek (drums) soars to dizzying heights on “Times Squared,” “A Dog on Coney,” and “Streets of New York” before concluding the visceral journey of the boroughs with a sublime stroll through “Harlem Nocturne.” Jazz Improv Magazine exuded, “One cannot help but be very intrigued by Lori’s technical and improvisational ease. She is a remarkable flute player.”