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Outlaws / Ludivine Issambourg

Ludivine Issambourg - Outlaws

Heavenly Sweetness

“Outlaws” is a tribute to Hubert Laws performed by fellow flutist Ludivine Issambourg.  Issambourg has been a fixture in the French jazz scene for years and has also performed with the Paris based band Antiloops. The compositions here capture the spirit of Laws music during the late seventies and early eighties. Which amounts to mellow instrumental jazz inspired rnb. Among the highlights are the opening track “Undecided”, a sun drenched track filled with gorgeous Rhodes from Eric Legnini who also chips in with arrangements. Issambourg’s phrasings layered on top of Legnini’s keys is pure bliss. Issambourg and company does Harvey Mason proud with a flawless cover of “Modaji”. A classic that Laws also performed on.  An impressive tribute that should meet Laws approval and will certainly satisfy his fans as well.

Reg Dancy, 04/20