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Mimi Stillman: Flute Odyssey

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Flutist Mimi Stillman performs modern works from her latest album, “Odyssey,” accompanied by pianist Charles Abramovic. Plus, we ask the classically trained artist to rate some flute jams unfamiliar to her ears – from Jethro Tull to The Polyphonic Spree.

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Mimi Stillman
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Rock Flute Pop Quiz

We ask the classically trained flutist Mimi Stillman to rate some flute jams unfamiliar to her ears – from Jethro Tull to The Polyphonic Spree. Listen to hear her reactions.

What do you think of the flute in rock and pop bands? Is it fierce, or fearsome? Take our Smackdown survey, below -- and tell us why you voted thumbs up or down.

Have a listen to some of the flute-wielding candidates:

Jethro Tull - Cross-Eyed Mary

Men at Work - Down Under

Polyphonic Spree - Soldier Girl

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