Preston, I don't know how you're finding all these obscure flute bands, but I'm loving it! I just sampled the Italian, German and Spanish bands you've just posted and they're all excellent. A lot of Tull-influenced bands out there, which I had no idea even existed. Still got a lot more flute band and Rob vids to look at, though. Good stuff!
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Post by Preston Platform on Jan 13, 2010 19:01:42 GMT -5
De de Lind from Italy from release IO NON SO DA DOVE VENGO E NON SO DOVE MAI ANDRO',UOMO E' IL NOME CHE MI HAN DATO... Just love that flute at 3.oo and 3.54 minsmins..... It is a very good flute album..but the vocals are sometimes offputting
I guess this thread definately proves that the flute is used a lot in prog and rock music. However, the question of whether these bands were influenced by Tull or if Ian was influenced by them is a difficult one. I guess its good to remember that music that features the flute does not automatically have to be associated with Tull. In fact many of the bands featured here have nothing in common with Tull except for the use of the flute. For many ,thats about the only connection full stop, as the flute style is in no way similar to Ians. Anyway I hope the thread has beeen enlightening. I am reaching the end of the bands to post but have about 3/4 more. I wish I could post MP3 samples though as there are many other bands which strongly feature the flute which I have not been able to find on You tube.
Jeff ,I also see similarities to Dharma for one in the delrium track
This was a great thread, Preston, one which I will return to many times because I haven't had the chance to listen to all of the videos of those flute bands that were previously unknown to me.
Several of them that I did hear definitely do appear to have been influenced by Tull, and not the other way around, because I would think they came after Tull had arrived on the scene. But then again, Ian was more influenced by Roland Kirk than he has ever admitted, so perhaps all these flutists owe more of a debt to Kirk than to Ian!
Post by Preston Platform on Jan 23, 2010 17:52:38 GMT -5
I am still managing to locate on you tube some examples of one or two other great bands which heavily feature the flute This one is from Italy Quella Vecchia Locinda from their debut CD. This release features loads of Tull inspired flute. the track here Prolog features some mean flute from about 4.22
Still searching for examples from a few others including Triode Bob Downes Grovjobb
Post by Preston Platform on Jan 25, 2010 17:24:13 GMT -5
at last I have been able to find an example of Belgium flute rockers Waterloo from their first Battle release. Now really difficult to get hold of. Not a favourite of mine but the majority of tracks feature the flute heavily and obviously inspired by Tull
Post by Preston Platform on Jan 25, 2010 18:06:02 GMT -5
Tasvallan Presidentti guitar player Jukka Tolonen released a solo disc in 1972 called Summer games featuring lots of tasty flute . Here is an example of his jazz tinged composition A warm trip with Taija which of course features the flute
Wedding song featured below is a rather super composition with beautful flute