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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ali Ryerson Feature

Many flutists in jazz are actually doublers, splitting their expertise between flutes and different reed instruments (not that there's anything wrong with that), but Ali Ryerson's life-long commitment to the flute means her sound is all the more richer. Always a melodic and thoughtful soloist, her sound has the fullness and depth of Hubert Laws or Yusef Lateef, and she has the harmonic and technical facility to bridge the styles of bop, Brazilian, classical and modern mainstream jazz.

In this feature, she talks about her sound, her classical music career and affinity for Brazilian music, jazz and classical influences, flute education and her flute-centric philosophies.

Listen to: an Ali Ryerson feature.


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