Jeremy Steig

Jeremy Steig, one of the most prominent jazz-rock flutists in history, is a great soloist. He can play all the flutes, as well as bass, and he is also proficient at playing piccolo. He has a rich, classically-pure tone and timbre similar to James Newton and Hubert Laws and uses nearly as many devices such as tongue fluttering and humming as they do. He’s not as swing- or blues-oriented. His associations include his work in the early ’60s with Richie Havens and leading Jeremy and the Satyrs from 1967. William Steig, Steig’s father, is a well-known artist. He started playing recorder when he was six years old and began taking flute lessons at eleven. Steig was a student at the High School of Music and Art. In the early 1960s, he played with Gary Peacock u0026 Paul Bley. He then led a jazz-rock band in 1967 that supported Tim Hardin. Before forming his own bands. Steig was a member of the Mike Manieri and Eddie Gomez ’60s and Jan Hammer ’70s bands. In the 1970s, he began to use electronics and synthesizers. He toured Europe as both a soloist and as a leader of quartets and quintets. In the late 70s, he recorded with Joe Chambers and Gomez, and in the 1980s, he did sessions with Ray Barretto and Steve Gadd. Allmusic

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