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That's a little harsh Janet ;0)
Tull did / do an unusual mix of English Folk and Rock music although they were billed as a Rock band.
Ian Anderson is the vocalist and flutist and it's his band.
He's quite an 'energetic' performer and has a rather flashy style. On the other hand he's trying to stand out from the crowd of rock bands with something a bit unusual and he is a rocker, so you can't expect a shy retiring performance. Have a listen to this YouTube video, you might be pleasantly surprised.
This is 7 minutes long and the link is direct to the YouTube site. It has several different parts to it, so give it a chance, listen to it all the way through.
There are the usual links to more videos of him doing other stuff. Minstrel In The Gallery is an old English folk song.
Or try this one.
Ian Anderson playing J.S. Bach's Bouree with Schlomo Gronich on piano in Israel 2010, if classical is more of your preference, with a few other pieces thrown in for fun :-)
I read between the lines and realised you were making a point, rather than implying anything derogatory :-)
Have another try at that Tull link. Click it forward to 2.45 and then 5.21. That was filmed in 78, when Tull were at their height as a rock band. Ian puts two pieces into the middle of a 7 minute showboating solo that might be pleasantly surprising.
I'm not an enormous fan of Jethro Tull, I like them, have a few of their LPs and a few tracks in my phones music collection. But, there are other flutists who I like as much if not more.