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Althea Rene / Press

“Flautist Althea René has spent much of her life successfully meeting challenges and overcoming obstacles. She established her career while raising two boys as a single mother and working days as a deputy sheriff in Detroit courthouses. She’s the first flute player to hit the top of both the Billboard and Smooth Jazz charts, and she joins us to discuss the latest single from her hit album, “In the Flow”.”

“Soulful,sensual flute playing ,that brings back memories of Herbie mann and Hubert Laws”

“Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records and Althea Rene make smooth jazz history today as her debut radio single “In The Flow” becomes the first flute single to achieve #1 status on the Billboard singles chart. In the wake of what has become a saxophone dominant genre, it’s nice to see the re-emergence of the flute as an embraced and accepted instrument once again and Althea is pioneering the way with a record that has catapulted up the chart is just 6 short weeks and has become a critical fave. Say’s Althea, “Always stay true to who you are & surround yourself with people who have genuine faith in you. Never let anyone steal your passion. Huge thanks to all of you who have been there for me from the beginning and those new fans that are just discovering my music, I am absolutely over the moon!”

“his is the album that could singlehandedly put the flute back on the front lines of contemporary jazz. In this sax-heavy genre it's hard to believe that those of us who cut our teeth on contemporary and fusion in the 70's often came into the door with a flutist. Herbie Mann's albums bridged the space toward jazz for a lot of rock fans, Tim Weisberg was a jazz-rock pioneer who recorded a duo album with Dan Fogelberg, Jeremy Steig came even closer to the rock side (and was later sampled by the Beastie Boys), Hubert Laws played on a lot of the jazzier pop albums which led liner note readers (that was most of us back then) to explore his work. This was also a point of entry for women, Bobbi Humphrey and Sherry Winston among them, who took big steps into the boys' club known as recorded jazz with flute recordings. Then the flute faded into the background. The radio gods said it didn't “test well” and from the mid 90's on the flute faded into oblivion.”

“Chalk up another one for flautist Althea Rene. Her latest, In The Flow (due for release on May 28), is bound to position itself on the charts in a very respectable place. Full of happy grooves, sweet melodies, and infectious hooks, this project will knock ‘em out cold.”

“Expanding its palette to include rock and pop performers alongside the traditional array of jazz and R&B, Chene Park has lined up a summer schedule of nearly two dozen shows. Tickets for Chene Park shows — including season passes for the Wednesday Night Jazz Series — will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 12 through Ticketmaster and at the venue box office, 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. Additional details: 313-393-7128. The 6,000-seat Chene Park has booked a handful of pop and rock dates through the years. But officials say such shows will be a new emphasis for the city-owned, privately managed facility as it embraces the changing demographics of Detroit residents and commuters, particularly downtown.”

“Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records announces the forthcoming label debut of Althea Rene In Stores May 28th One of the best kept secrets in Contemporary jazz will soon be secret no more with the release of the Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm debut of Flautist Althea Rene` IN The Flow"”

“Trippn 'N' Rhythm Signs Althea Rene`”

“Crazy Cool Groovy!!!”

“Althea Rene Hits the New and Noteworthy Pop Section of iTunes”

“Flutist Althea Rene` returns to Washington area as part of Capital Jazz Fest Flutist Althea René says she fell in love with performing jazz at Howard University. (From Althea René) Enlarge Photo Network NewsX Profile View More Activity TOOLBOX Resize Print E-mail Reprints Friday, June 4, 2010”

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