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Flutist Anne Drummond releases debut album “Like Water” In Stores NOW! Available now in USA/Canada and digitally worldwide ….

Anne Drummond, Like Water

Anne Drummond

As a female jazz flutist, Anne Drummond is a rarity among rarities. Although the instrument has been utilized in jazz for several decades, it has never been as ubiquitous as the saxophone, trumpet or trombone, and virtually every acknowledged master has been male. That all changes with the September 15th arrival of Like Water, the debut recording from the artist repeatedly named a Rising Star by Downbeat magazine and featured in a cover story of Flute Talk magazine. Among her greatest admirers is one massively famous flutist, Ian Anderson of the rock band Jethro Tull, who sought Drummond out and invited her to join him onstage at a forthcoming New York gig.

As its title implies, Like Water is marked by a fluidity that is itself rare. Exploring the sensual, evocative sounds and intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, and accompanied by a small band of virtuosos–Klaus Mueller and Xavier Davis (piano), Paul Meyers (guitar), Nilson Matta (bass), Duduka da Fonseca (drums), Tom Chiu (violin) and Dave Eggar (cello)–Drummond imbues Like Water’s eight alternately soothing and soaring tracks, both original compositions and carefully chosen interpretations, with uncommon spirit and grace.

Anne Drummond

Anne Drummond

Her artistry has previously enhanced the music of such jazz greats as vibraphonist Stefon Harris and bassist Avishai Cohen, but Like Water’s roots can be traced back several years to when the New York-based Drummond, along with Matta and da Fonseca, served as a member of pianist Kenny Barron’s group Canta Brasil. Drummond is an endorsed artist with both Powell and Sonare flutes.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2009/2010:

(Anne Drummond band, unless otherwise noted)

Aug 14 – Natl Flute Association Convention at Marriott Marquis, NYC

Sept 25 – Drom (with Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble), NYC

Oct 13 – Beacon Theater (with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull), NYC

Oct 26 – Earshot Jazz Festival at The Triple Door, Seattle, WA

Oct 30 – BMW Welt, Munich, Germany

Nov 3 – 8 – Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (w/Nilson Matta band), NYC

Nov 20 – Small’s Jazz Club (duo with Garry Dial), NYC

Nov 30 – U of Texas San Antonio (duo with Kenny Barron), Texas

Dec 14 – CD Release concert at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, NYC

Jan 5-10, 2010 – Jazz Standard (with Kenny Barron Band), NYC

Source: ObliqSound News