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Hubert Laws - The Rite Of Spring album

Hubert Laws - The Rite Of Spring album
  • Performer Hubert Laws
  • Title The Rite Of Spring
  • Country US
  • Other formats DMF MPC WAV MIDI XM RA FLAC
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1771 mb
  • Size FLAC 1558 mb
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The Rite of Spring is an album by flautist Hubert Laws released on the CTI label featuring jazz interpretations of classical music compositions.

Hubert Laws, Jr. was born November 10, 1939, in the Studewood section of Houston, Texas, the second of eight children to Hubert Laws, Sr. and Miola Luverta Donahue. Many of his siblings also entered the music industry, including saxophonist Ronnie and vocalists Eloise, Debra and Johnnie Laws. He began playing flute in high school after volunteering to substitute for the school orchestra's regular flutist. He became adept at jazz improvisation by playing in the Houston-area jazz group the Swingsters, which eventually evolved into the Modern Jazz Sextet, the Night Hawks, and The Crusaders. The Rite of Spring is a 2014 album by jazz trio The Bad Plus. It is the group's ninth studio album. It is an interpretation of the Igor Stravinsky orchestral composition. The trio first performed the music live in 2011.

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, June 8-10, 1971 Original Album released on CTI Records Digitally mastered and engineered at CBS Studios, . Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA.

More albums from Hubert Laws: Carnegie Hall by Hubert Laws. Make It Last by Hubert Laws. Then There Was Light (Volume 2) by Hubert Laws. Music From The Original Soundtrack) How To Beat The High Cost Of Living by Hubert Laws. In The Beginning by Hubert Laws. Morning Star by Hubert Laws. The Laws Of Jazz by Hubert Laws. Wild Flower by Hubert Laws. 2. The Rite Of Spring. 4. Brandenburg Concerto N. (First Movement).

For whatever reason, flutist Hubert Laws, known for his soul-jazz deftness, decided to take on handful of classical texts with the help of Bob James on piano, harpsichord, and electric piano; bassist Ron Carter, who doubles on cello; and drummer Jack DeJohnette, along with percussionists Airto and David Friedman, a pair of classical guitarists, and a trio of bassoonists. The program ranges from Debussy's lovely "Syrinx" and Faure's "Pavane," to Stravinsky on the title cut and two movements of the third Brandberg Concerto by Bach.

Hubert Laws Format: Audio Cassette. Hubert Laws takes a piece of Classical. music and gives it a Jazz twist. It is well done but not for everyone This work was recorded in June of 1971, and I've owned the album since 1972.

With ‘Rite of Spring’ Hubert Laws brings jazz to an album completely made up of classical works, this time sourced mostly from Impressionist composers. Bach also makes an appearance, but perhaps the most impressive piece is Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ which serves as a wonderful title track. Arranger Don Sebesky would use Stravinsky again on ‘Giant Box’ two years later (also featuring Laws) but here the combination is probably more enjoyable, in terms of its suddenness and brooding nature, its unpredictable shifts of mood.


A1 Pavane
A2 The Rite Of Spring
B1 Syrinx
B2 Brandenburg Concerto

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Creed Taylor, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Creed Taylor, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


  • Bass – Ron Carter
  • Drums – Jack DeJohnette
  • Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Flute – Hubert Laws
  • Guitar – Gene Bertoncini, Stuart Scharf
  • Percussion – Airto Moreira
  • Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord – Bob James
  • Producer – Creed Taylor
  • Vibraphone, Percussion – Dave Friedman*


Recorded June 1971 at Van Gelder Studios.

Previously released as CTC 6012.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CTI 6012 Hubert Laws The Rite Of Spring ‎(LP, Album, Gat) CTI Records CTI 6012 US 1972
LAX 3174 Hubert Laws The Rite Of Spring ‎(LP, Album, RE) CTI Records LAX 3174 Japan 1978
CTI 6012 Hubert Laws The Rite Of Spring ‎(LP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) CTI Records CTI 6012 US Unknown
CTI 6012, CTI 6012S1 Hubert Laws The Rite Of Spring ‎(LP, Album, RE) CTI Records, CTI Records CTI 6012, CTI 6012S1 US 1974
KICJ 2318 Hubert Laws The Rite Of Spring ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) CTI Records KICJ 2318 Japan 2013