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Hubert Laws: Flute by Laws

Hubert Laws

From the 1970s to early 1980s, Hubert Laws was more than a flute player-he was often the flute player. He won Down Beat’s top flutist award 10 times, garnered three Grammy nominations and continually scored high on the charts. Laws’ work on the CTI label in 1970s drew critical and commercial acclaim, and he was an equally compelling classical player and jazz-fusionist.

Despite all his talent, success and accolades, Laws slowly faded from the scene by the mid-’80s. Shows billed to the Laws Family-featuring singing sisters Eloise or Debra or Laws’ saxophonist brother Ronnie-were the best bets for catching the reclusive elder sibling. And Laws has recorded just five CDs over the last 20 years-a significant contrast to his previous near-annual output.

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