We recently had the pleasure of meeting Ed Cawthorne AKA Tenderlonious here in our John Packer base in Somerset, UK. It’s safe to say that Ed had a bit of a dilemma on his hands when travelling further down South, without his instrument. We were more than happy to help Ed out in this situation to make sure he could go and wow the crowds with his unbelievable flute skills.
Ed seems to have everything going for him; 22a record label boss, producer, saxophonist and latter day flute enthusiast, Tenderlonious is one of the hardest working men in music, bridging jazz, house and beats with restless ease. Tenderlonious is associated with the talents of Al Dobson Jr, Henry Wu, Jeen Bassa, Reginald Omas Mamode and Mo Kolours. He takes inspiration from the eastern jazz sound of Yusef Lateef, the sampling habits of J Dilla, and his studies with sax greats like Israeli legend Gilad Atzmon and Ronnie Scott alumni Pat Crumly.
Here’s what Ed had to say about 2 of the John Packer Student range flutes:
"The JP111 and JP011 are both great flutes. They have been designed very ergonomically, which makes them comfortable and accessible instruments to play. The headjoints have been cut well, making it is easy to produce a clear tone across the three octaves without the need to over-blow. They are also very reasonably priced instruments. I would recommend either of these flutes to any beginner flautist."
We’ve kindly asked Ed to share some videos of the flutes, so keep your eyes peeled for those coming soon...