Sherry Winston

Do It for Love

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Do It for Love is a true coming-out party for jazz flutist Sherry Winston. Her self-produced debut contains seven stellar compositions, six written by the lovely Winston, and features the brilliant talents of guitarist Eric Gale, drummers Buddy Williams and Bernard Davis, T.M. Stevens on Yamaha bass, and bassist Marcus Miller, among others accompanying her on orchestral flute, alto flute, and piccolo. Sherry Winston demonstrates her remarkable precision and advanced techniques as a jazz/rock fusionist on "Symphonic Rock Suite #1," a five-minute suite that showcases classic rock licks within classical anticipation. The song sequencing is interesting and varied with the likes of the funky "Chuck's Funk" and the ethereal "Song for Jocelyn" providing listeners with great instinctive playing. Winston's expressive playing is special and her talent and relationship with her music on "Do It for Love" should lead the way for widespread popularity in the years ahead.