1970 Hubert Laws – Afro-Classic

Afro-Classicis an album by flautist Hubert Laws released on the CTI label featuring performances of popular and classical music by Laws recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in 1970.

Hubert Laws (born November 10, 1939) is an American flautist and saxophonist with a career spanning over 50 years in jazz, classical, and other music genres. Considering the artistry of the late Eric Dolphy and the popularity of the late Herbie Mann, Laws is notably in the company of the most recognized and respected jazz flautists in the history of jazz, (also the most imitated). Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres, moving effortlessly from one repertory to another.


1  Fire And Rain (James Taylor) 07:58
2  Allegro From Concerto #3 In D (Johann Sebastian Bach) 03:46
3  Theme From Love Story (Francis Lai) 07:31
4  Passacaglia In C Minor (Johann Sebastian Bach) 15:12
5  Flute Sonata In F (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) 03:17



BassRon Carter
DrumsFreddie Waits
GuitarGene Bertoncini
Electric PianoBob James
FluteHubert Laws
BassoonFred Alston Jr
VibraphoneDavid Friedman
PercussionAirto Moreira
PercussionRichard Landrum

Other Musicians

4 Passacaglia In C Minor

CelloRon Carter

Liner Notes

Producer – Creed Taylor
Arranged By – Don Sebesky
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

Design – Bob Ciano
Photography By – Pete Turner

Recorded At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey