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Sounds Like: John William Coltrane, Miles Davis, Hubert Laws, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles
Bio: Bill McBirnie is a Canadian jazz and Latin flutist of exceptional calibre who has garnered excellent critiques - as well as airplay - internationally. He has studied with renowned American flutist, Samuel Baron, distinguished Canadian flutist and composer, Robert Aitken, as well as Cuban charang...See Full Bio
““I stumbled across Bill McBirnie while reviewing [a new] Four80East [album, Off Duty] which offered a rare find. The jazz flute world for the more serious-minded musicians and fans alike has seen Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann and Dave Valentin turn in heavyweight performances, but The Bill McBirnie Duo/Quartet and Mercy is an eclectic mix that is as technically proficient and artistically gifted as any flute recording to date. To be blunt, McBirnie swings his ass off...[Y]ou may have just found the best flute player to hit the scene in a quarter century. From a pristine sound to the skill and finesse of a surgeon - everything works here!” — Brent Black, @criticaljazz”