Most western flute is stupid f**king flute.
And piccolos (piccoli?) are even worse.
“What’s that awful needle doing driving itself into my ear? Oh, it’s a piccolo! What fun for all!”
What self-respecting flute (ok, piccolo) player one day says to himself/herself "you know what would be cool, if I combined this w/ jazz" or in the case of Jethro Tull (which btw, w/out the stupid f**king flute, I think is a pretty cool sounding band) 'Rock'. Yeah, that'd be cool...said no one, ever. Some instruments just don't mesh well w/ certain genres.
Ian Anderson on why the flute...(don’t worry, there is NO flute playing in this)
I think you have me confused w/ someone who is baffled by the addition of flute. I'm not. Far from it. I don't care about the addition of flute. I don't sit here pondering it's meaning in the musical scheme of things. I just don't f**king like it there.