Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fred Tompkins releases
new album Flute Settings

St. Louis based composer and flute player Fred Tompkins has released a new album, Flute Settings.

Local musicians joining Tompkins in performing on the album include keyboard player Jim Hegarty, drummer Charlie Dent, saxophonist and clarinetist Dave Cheli, and steel pan player Boyd F Becker-Nunley. Flute Settings features five of Tompkins' original compositions, one piece each by Hegarty and Becker-Nunley, and an interpretation of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman."

You can hear samples from the album at Tompkins' website, linked above. Flute Settings is available for purchase there and from Amazon.com.

(Edited 7/11/12 to fix a broken link.)

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