The Rite of Spring (Hubert Laws album)

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The Rite of Spring
Studio album by Hubert Laws
Released 1971
Recorded June 8, 10 and 25, 1971
Genre Jazz
Length 30:29
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Hubert Laws chronology
Afro-Classic
(1970)
The Rite of Spring
(1971)
Wild Flower
(1972)

The Rite of Spring is an album by flautist Hubert Laws released on the CTI label featuring jazz interpretations of classical music compositions.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 2½ stars stating "Long before Wynton decided he could play classical chops as well as the real long-haired interpreters, even though he was a jazz musician, Hubert Laws and his partners at CTI gave it a run with a jazz twist, and for the most part with a far more adventurous repertoire. Unfortunately, the results were just about as thrilling as Wynton's, with a few notable exceptions.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pavane" (Gabriel Fauré) - 7:43
  2. "The Rite of Spring" (Igor Stravinsky) - 9:03
  3. "Syrinx" (Claude Debussy) - 3:34
  4. "Brandenburg Concerto #3 (First Movement)" (Johann Sebastian Bach) - 6:01
  5. "Brandenburg Concerto #3 (Second Movement)" (Bach) - 4:27
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 8, 10 and 25, 1971

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTI discography accessed February 7, 2012
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed February 7, 2012