To these ears, there's almost no excuse for a flute, ever. But here's one: Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson's majestic, mournful & utterly relevant lament for hyper-inflationary post-Nixon America - Winter in America.
Perversely enough, it's not from the pair's the eponymous 1973 album - but rather the subsequent First Minute of a New Day; & also available on various Gil compilations (many of them featuring the redoubtable jazz poet in alarming 80s leisurewear in a clumsy & not very successful attempt to boost sales) - try this one or, for dowloads, this.
Bonus track: LMYE's by now brazen & increasingly desperate bid to get some attention for this awesome splicing of fairly minimal techno pulses & swirls with soaring Obama rhetoric: We Cannot Turn Back - a LMYE-curated extract from Francois K @ Minitek.
Apologies for the somewhat abrupt ending (& for bombarding subscribers with this track, wonderful though it really is...).