At last(!), here is my first collection of swingin’ jazz duets for classical and jazz flutists alike. These cool melodies and groovin’ jazz rhythms are sure to transform your flute duet into a real jazz duo! A few tips to achieve that true jazz sound on the flute: try using a bit less vibrato; play with a subtle swing feel (swing 8th notes); use legato tonguing (unless otherwise marked) as your “default” jazz articulation.
Two of the four duets, ‘Daytime Blues’ and ‘In the Shade’, offer a “solo section” where you can either improvise over a 12-bar blues chord progression (chord symbols are marked), or play the optional written-out solo.
I hope you have as much fun playing these jazz duets as I have!