on February 21, 2012
In this compilation of the two albums left on lp: 'Legwork' and 'Wayfaring Stranger', we can appreciate the strength and dynamism of this extraordinary flutist that marked a milestone in how to interpret the flute. He is owner of a technique very peculiar in the flute based on "loud snort" (resoplido). Great improvisador and already covertido in a legendary flautist, Steig shows 7 themes with his inseparable friends Eddie Gomez on bass and Don Alias on the drums. An extraordinary trio.
Wonderful interpretation of the themes 'Mint Tea" y "Nardis".
on June 28, 2012
I have first heard Jeremy Steig on Bill Evans cd, a compilation that contained compositions from different performances. This one with Steig was quire remarkable. I have relized that I have found nearly the first jazz flute player that I did like so much, a great jazz improviser extracting the maximum from the instrument he plays. Steig sometimes resembled me Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, though Steig has begun earlier, so the influence should have been in the opposite. In fact, I have found Steig going deeper. This particular cd recorded in 1970 has 7 wonderful compositions with Eddie Gomez on bass and Don Alias on drums. The recording quality is quite good with deep nice base.