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Flutist Bill McBirnie Releases 'Reflections (for Paul Horn)'

Flutist Bill McBirnie Releases 'Reflections (for Paul Horn)'

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A dreamy and sumptuous blend of peace, calm, and tranquility.
Bill McBirnie
In his most recent digital release, Reflections, flutist Bill McBirnie performs a series of entirely improvised solo vignettes on both flute and alto flute in what is a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to the strongest of his influences on the instrument, Paul Horn. Bill is arguably the ideal candidate for such a tribute, not only because of his longstanding allegiance to Paul Horn, but also because of Bill's unique musical sensibility and impeccable technique, both of which have enabled him to create a genuinely unique collection of reflections for Paul Horn. In addition to the peaceful and tranquil charm of the music itself is a sound which is pure and pristine throughout, complete with an “Inside the Taj Mahal"-esque touch, giving the album an historical context, as well as a voluptuous ambience, from beginning to end. Bill's Reflections are, beyond doubt, a fitting and profound testament to the memory of Paul Horn.

About Bill McBirnie

Juno nominee, Bill McBirnie, has attained an international standing as one of the most formidable improvising flutists today, in any idiom (whether jazz, Latin, pop or avant-garde). His longstanding commitment to the instrument has earned him accolades and awards in Canada and abroad. In testimony to his singular place in the global flute community, Bill was personally solicited by no less than Sir James Galway to serve as his Resident Jazz Flute Specialist. Bill is also the author The Technique and Theory of Improvisation (A practical guide for flutists, doublers and other instrumentalists). In addition, he is a “Designated Haynes Artist" with the venerable flute maker, Wm. S. Haynes Co.

Reflections (for Paul Horn) is available at Bandcamp, iTunes and other major music retailers.


Bill McBirnie—Extreme Flute
Phone: (416) 652-1541
Email: [email protected]

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Track Listing

Reflections; Wind & Sky; Masada Sunrise; Kitten & Moth; Coral Garden; Awakening; Monk's Strut; Ode to Paul.


Album information

Title: Reflections (for Paul Horn) | Year Released: 2024 | Record Label: Extreme Flute






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