Afro-Classic

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Afro-Classic
Studio album by Hubert Laws
Released 1970
Recorded December 1 & 11, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 37:29
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Hubert Laws chronology
Crying Song
(1969)
Afro-Classic
(1970)
The Rite of Spring
(1971)

Afro-Classic is an album by flautist Hubert Laws released on the CTI label featuring performances of popular and classical music by Laws recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in 1970.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 5 stars stating "Afro-Classic is a classic for the manner in which Laws, with brilliant assistance from arranger Don Sebesky, melded the jazz and classical worlds -- not to mention pop -- into a seamless whole".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fire and Rain" (James Taylor) - 7:58
  2. "Allegro from Concerto No. 3 in D" (Johann Sebastian Bach) - 3:47
  3. "Theme from Love Story" (Francis Lai) - 7:32
  4. "Passacaglia in C Minor" (Bach) - 15:14
  5. "Flute Sonata in F" (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) - 3:17
    • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 1 & 11, 1970

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTI discography accessed February 6, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 6, 2012