Buddy Collette

At the Cinema

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With the success of Moe Koffman's "Swinging Shepherds Blues" in 1957, suddenly the flute became popular. Buddy Collette, who in the early '50s was one of the pioneer jazz flutists, heads this out-of-print Mercury LP which features his playing along with three other flutists (Paul Horn, Harry Klee and Bud Shank). Assisted by a fine West Coast rhythm section, Collette and his fellow flutists perform concise versions of 11 songs that were used in the movies. The repertoire ranges from standards such as "Laura," "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me" and "Invitation" to a few lesser-known numbers. The treatments are quite respectful but of interest to jazz listeners.