Nestor Torres is a force to be reckoned with. Anyone who loves jazz flute or is a serious student of the jazz flute repertoire should find his Jazz Flute Traditions a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a must have. Torres is a remarkable player and this ‘live’ recording just reinforces the excitement this fine musician can generate on his instrument.
“The release of Jazz Flutes Traditions captures [Nestor Torres] energy, depth, and technical brilliance… all that and more.”
Most jazz enthusiasts will be familiar with Swingin’ Shepherds Blues, Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez, Cute, and Cole Porter’s So In Love. From this reviewer’s point of view, any one of these is worth the price of the CD… Torres (is) one of the few contemporary excellent jazz flute players. The listener will be rewarded. I look forward to the next edition.
“The ease with which Nestor moves among the many styles he has mastered is simply a knockout! 5.0 out of 5 stars”
“This is undeniably a beautiful album executed by a true virtuoso of the flute and one who, like his contemporary Hubert Laws, has made the instrument one of mesmeric attraction. From the irresistible opener "Swingin' Shepherds Blues," through Neal Hefti's famous "Cute" to the Latin-esque finale "Miami Beach Rhumba," every number on this record possesses its own unique charm and in doing so makes this welcome release very addictive.”