JEREMY STEIG

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One of the earliest and finest jazz-rock flutists, Jeremy Steig is an outstanding soloist. He's mastered the entire flute family, including bass, and also plays piccolo well. He has a similarly rich, classically pure tone and timbre as James Newton or Hubert Laws, and uses almost as many devices, such as tongue fluttering, humming, and swirling lines. But he's not as blues- or swing-oriented, and his associations include working in the early '60s with Richie Havens and heading Jeremy and the Satyrs in 1967. Steig's father is the famous artist William Steig; he began playing recorder at six and took flute lessons at 11. Steig attended the High School of Music and Art. He played with Gary Peacock and Paul Bley in the early '60s, then led a jazz-rock combo in 1967 backing Tim Hardin before heading his own groups. Steig played with Mike Manieri and Eddie Gomez in the read more...
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JEREMY STEIG Flute Fever album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Flute Fever
Fusion 1963
JEREMY STEIG Jeremy & The Satyrs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jeremy & The Satyrs
Fusion 1968
JEREMY STEIG Legwork album cover 3.95 | 2 ratings
Legwork
Fusion 1969
JEREMY STEIG This Is Jeremy Steig album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Jeremy Steig
Fusion 1969
JEREMY STEIG Energy (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 15) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Energy (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 15)
Fusion 1970
JEREMY STEIG Wayfaring Stranger album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Wayfaring Stranger
Fusion 1970
JEREMY STEIG Fusion (aka  I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 78 aka Something Else) album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Fusion (aka I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 78 aka Something Else)
Fusion 1972
JEREMY STEIG Monium album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monium
Fusion 1974
JEREMY STEIG Temple of Birth album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Temple of Birth
Fusion 1975
JEREMY STEIG Firefly album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Firefly
Fusion 1977
JEREMY STEIG Lend Me Your Ears album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lend Me Your Ears
Fusion 1978
JEREMY STEIG Jeremy Steig album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jeremy Steig
Fusion 1979
JEREMY STEIG Jeremy Steig & Eddie Gomez ‎: Music for Flute & Double-Bass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jeremy Steig & Eddie Gomez ‎: Music for Flute & Double-Bass
Fusion 1979
JEREMY STEIG Jeremy Steig / Eddie Gomez : Rain Forest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jeremy Steig / Eddie Gomez : Rain Forest
Fusion 1980
JEREMY STEIG Jigsaw album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jigsaw
Fusion 1991

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JEREMY STEIG Flute Summit Jamming At Donaueschingen Music-Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flute Summit Jamming At Donaueschingen Music-Festival
Fusion 1974
JEREMY STEIG Outlaws album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outlaws
Fusion 1976

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JEREMY STEIG Portrait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait
Fusion 1971

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JEREMY STEIG Wayfaring Stranger

Album · 1970 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
The amazing thing about some jazz sessions is that a one-single day sitting can produce as much as two perfectly excellent albums, and this is what happened in Feb 11, 1970. The even more amazing feat is that both albums were recorded by a very unusual flute-lead trio. Indeed, Jeremy is with his usual trio, that consists of himself (on different type of flutes), drummer Don Alias and bassist Eddie Gomez. Yes, we have here ¾ of the line-up that would record the absolute Something Else gem, once keyboardist Jan Hammer would join them for a double album as well.

Compared to Legwork, Stranger is a bit more adventurous, at least in terms of ethnic influences, but in a jazzier way as well. Tracks like mint tea and waves are typically in the JR/F mode of the era, but in a much sober way, because of the limited trio instrumentation. Nevertheless, this trio manages to sound like quintet, because you’re never bored even so much as a second on WS. Things get a tad more expansive and wild with the superb In The Beginning track, which allows alias and Gomez to strut their stuff with showing off.

What’s truly amazing as well is that a jazz trio, lead by a wind instrument can be so exciting, energetic and rivets you to your seat for the duration. Indeed, Steig’s flute playing is absolutely enthusiastic and full of energy, of course helped out by multi-tracking of his mad flaut. Actually, the overdubs or multi-tracking only renders even more impressive the prowess of recording two albums in one single sitting. It’s difficult to actually recommend either Legwork over Stranger, or the opposite, because both are so excellent, so if you’re willing to make a tad of a sacrifice, you can have an excellent selection from both on the Howling for Judy compilation.

JEREMY STEIG Legwork

Album · 1969 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
The amazing thing about some jazz sessions is that a one-single day sitting can produce as much as two perfectly excellent albums, and this is what happened in Feb 11, 1970. The even more amazing feat is that both albums were recorded by a very unusual flute-lead trio. Indeed, Jeremy is with his usual trio, that consists of himself (on different type of flutes), drummer Don Alias and bassist Eddie Gomez. Yes, we have here ¾ of the line-up that would record the absolute Something Else gem, once keyboardist Jan Hammer would join them for a double album as well.

I was never sure which of Legwork or Wayfaring stranger was released first, but it doesn’t matter much, since they were recorded the same day and they’re both equally good. If I had to guess, I’d say Legwork got to the record racks first, because it seems a tad bluesier and less experimental than WS. Howling For Judy and Alias (a collective composition or improv) are energy-filled blues-jazz-rock tracks, but Miles’ Nardis cover adds an experimental edge with the intro, but its main body is probably as trad-jazz as it gets on this album. On the aptly-named Permutations track, Steig changes flute and goes for a more strident sound, which adds a bit of drama to the 8-mins of improvisation. Definitely the album’s more difficult track.

What’s truly amazing as well is that a jazz trio, lead by a wind instrument can be so exciting, energetic and rivets you to your seat for the duration. Indeed, Steig’s flute playing is absolutely enthusiastic and full of energy, of course helped out by multi-tracking of his mad flaut. Actually, the overdubs or multi-tracking only renders even more impressive the prowess of recording two albums in one single sitting. Legwork is definitely an album worth owning, but there exists a compilation of the present and Wayfaring Stranger that’s called Hoàwling for Judy proposes a good selection of the two albums. So that CD might just be worth a good shot.

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