Al Jewer is a Native American flutist from Wisconsin. He has worked as a record producer and engineer, and as a studio musician, but he has become well known internationally for his work on the Native American flute. His original training was with the concert flute, and he has been performing classical music with that instrument since the early 1980s. In 1984, he established Laughing Cat Studio, and in 1994, Laughing Cat Records to give himself control over the recording, production and distribution of his music. This has given him the chance to work with many other musicians of the Midwestern United States, including Blackhawk, David Storei and Roxanne Neat, Natty Nation, Adrian Belew and Weekend Wages. Laughing Cat Records currently features artists who perform in Ambient, Native American, Reggae, Classical and Folk. Al has released two solo albums: River Crossing and Prairie Plain Song as well as Two Trees and Music of the Earth (with Andy Mitran). He also previously formed a duo with Christine Ibach called Cedar Wind. Cedar Wind released two albums, Feather on the Wind and Kindred Spirits. His recent music often features harmonies on the alto and bass flute with melodies on the Native American flute.
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