Hubert Laws ‎- Afro-Classic (Full Album)

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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.

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 5 stars and stated “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”.


Track listing:
“Fire and Rain” (James Taylor) – 7:58
“Allegro from Concerto No. 3 in D” (Johann Sebastian Bach) – 3:47
“Theme from Love Story” (Francis Lai) – 7:32
“Passacaglia in C Minor” (Bach) – 15:14
“Flute Sonata in F” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – 3:17

Hubert Laws – flute
Bob James – electric piano
Gene Bertoncini – guitar
Ron Carter – bass
Fred Waits – drums
Dave Friedman – vibraphone with fuzz pedal
Richie “Pablo” Landrum, Airto Moreira – percussion
Fred Alston, Jr. – bassoon
Don Sebesky – arranger


Released: 1970
Recorded: December 1 & 11, 1970
Length: 37:29
Label: CTI
Producer: Creed Taylor