Flute master Bobby Ramirez breaks free on this new instrumental production simply entitled "Jazz Flute" presenting a collection of American Jazz standards adding a new dimension of musical energy to these timeless Jazz masterpieces.
The first tune "All Blues" pays homage to the legendary Miles Davis while laying down a furious flute solo amidst a rapid-fire Jazz-Swing tempo, featuring Peruvian Jazz pianist Kiki Sanchez.
Next is another classic Miles Davis tune entitled "Someday My Prince Will Come." Bobby’s flute contributes to the gentle ambiance that is also captured by a cast of seasoned pro musicians, including: Jose Velasquez on acoustic bass; and Ivan Velasquez on drums, both from Venezuela.
"Stella by Starlight" is a jazz standard written by Victor Young that showcases a piano/flute duo featuring internationally renowned Grammy Nominee pianist from Puerto Rico, Jose Negroni; also is founding member of the award winning band, Negroni's Trio.
Coming back with a Jazz waltz style titled "Bluesette" is the classic song by the iconic musician from Belgian, Toots Thielemans. This track was added from a recent live performance at the Bienes Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, featuring Ryan Ellis on piano, bassist Rick Doll, and Ivan Velasquez on drums.
Ramirez brings to life on solo flute another classic standard "It Might as Well Be Spring" by Rogers & Hammerstein. Next, Bobby returns to the Jazz quartet with a wonderful Jazz ballad rendition of "When Sonny Gets Blue" composed by Jack Segal.
And finally the set ends with Dizzy Gillespie's classic composition, "A Night in Tunisia, this time featuring the pianist from Venezuela, Antulio Mora.
All photos are by Glenda R Mujer Esperanza, taken at the water’s edge near the noted sanctuary place in Miami called Ermita de la Carida Church.
Born in Santa Clara (Camajuani), Cuba, flutist, saxophonist and composer Bobby Ramirez was raised in Hialeah (Miami) Florida where he initiated his musical career, expanding over 3 decades since 1979. He is a classically trained flutist that studied with Althea Kaplan and Lisa LaCross.
His last recording was released in 2003 entitled "Pan Con Bistec" and featured the titan Jazz violinist from Uruguay, Federico Britos.
Mr. Ramirez also serves as the creative visionary, Founder and President of the non-profit Jazz Museum of Florida, Inc (dba JAZZONIAN), currently located in his hometown of Hialeah (Miami, Florida) at Excelsior Language Academy. More information at www.jazzonian.org
In 2013, Bobby established the JAZZONIAN Kids Club, an educational initiative that inspires family values and leadership principles as part of a Jazz and music curriculum at Excelsior Language Academy where Bobby works with K-7th kids as a volunteer every week.
The Bobby Ramirez Foundation is dedicated to children's charities, providing music performances, workshops, as well as donating instruments, and music arrangements. www.bobbyramirezfoundation.org
Its mission is to inspire, empower, give love and happiness to 1,000,000 children and families per year.
Ramirez is also an inspirational lecturer and keynote speaker on subjects ranging from Jazz improvisation, the business of music, and leadership.
Too Bobby Ramirez has been creator of the recognized magazine of the web Latin Jazz Club (www.latinjazzclub.com) where different trends of our genre musical will let you know. Let's enjoy the valuable previous productions of "Pan con Bistec" Ramirez: