Jethro Tull — The Prog Years
Jethro Tull are a progressive rock band from the United Kingdom. Permanent member and band leader is the composer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer Ian Anderson (vocals, flute, saxophone, tin whistle, harmonica, acoustic guitar, mandolin, etc.). Jethro Tull is the only internationally successful rock band in whose music the flute plays a major role, comparable to that of the electric guitar. Due to perfected techniques of forced expression (eg, sharp blowing, tongue fluttering, simultaneous use of the voice), the assignment to rock music—at times even to hard rock—cannot be denied, although they sometimes have also recorded chamber music-like pieces and intermezzi.