Paul Horn: Mirage for Miles


Mirage for Miles


Paul Horn (flute)


Sound of Paul Horn / Profile of A Jazz Musician (Collectables COL 7531)

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Paul Horn (flute),

Emil Richards (vibes), Paul Moer (piano), Jimmy Bond (bass), Milt Turner (drums)


Composed by Paul Horn


Recorded: Los Angeles, March 30, 1961


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

The exceptional versatility of jazz flutists transcends the fact that most were primarily saxophonists. Even fulltime flutists such as Herbie Mann and Hubert Laws were discontented with a single genre. Nobody encapsulates this restless eclecticism better than Paul Horn, who spent two years with Chico Hamilton, graced Roger Corman's beatnik flick A Bucket of Blood (1959), performed a jazz mass, took up tran- scendental meditation, recorded unaccompanied solos at the Taj Mahal and Egypt's Great Pyramid, and played duets with killer whales. With this stylish allusion to Miles Davis's "So What," Horn shows his killer jazz chops and wails without whales.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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