A tribute to the greatest flute performance in recorded history

Proof that the greatest flautist of our generation is not a concert professional, nor even a rank and file orchestral player. It’s Ron Burgundy.

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Everyone remembers where they were the moment that Ron Burgundy exploded onto the jazz fusion scene.

Truly, a soloist of this level of experimentation had not been seen on cinema screens in years. Watch how he wrong-foots the audience at first, before launching into a truly virtuosic display of flute vocalisation.

And don’t get us started on the crowd-pleasing apparatus:

Finally, a delirious shout-out to Burgundy’s chief influence, the mighty Jethro Tull:

Experience the whole performance in its complete majesty: