Béla Fleck B-Day, Podcast : Oma And Opa, Trane to Conamarra, Trouble And Strife etc. [reblog]

One more brilliant podcast / tribute today, this time to Béla Fleck, on his birthday, by Oannes.

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Μπορεί να ακουστεί παρακινδυνευμένο ή οξύμωρο, αλλά για μένα ο Béla Fleck είναι ένα είδος …Chick Corea του banjo [το podcast τελειώνει με νουέτα των δύο από τον πρώτο δίσκο που κυκλοφόρησαν το 2007 – ακολούθησε δεύτερος, το 2015].
Ο συσχετισμός αφορά την σε βαθμό “γελοιότητας” δεξιοτεχνία των μουσικών, την πολυσχίδειά τους [ο Fleck,όπως και ο Corea, έχει ασχοληθεί, κυριολεκτικά με τα πάντα] αλλά και το πνεύμα “χαράς της ζωής” που κάνει κάθε ακρόασή τους μια αναπτερωτική εμπειρία.
Ο Béla Fleck γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα, 10 Ιουλίου 1958 στη Νέα Υόρκη] και η εκτίμησή μου γι’ αυτόν [και για τους Staple Singers] είναι τόση, που η συνέχεια του Morricone tribute έπρεπε να αναβληθεί για αύριο…

It may sound risky or an oxymoron but, to me, Béla Fleck is the Chick Corea of the banjo [the podcast ends with duets of them from their first album released in 2007 – followed by a second, in 2015].
The correlation has to do with their “ridiculous” virtuosity, their multi-facetedness [Fleck, like Corea, has dealt literally with everything] but also the spirit of “joy of life” they share, that makes every hearing a revitalising experience.
Béla Fleck was born on this date, July 10, 1958 in New York City. And my appreciation for him [and the Staple Singers] is so big, that the Morricone tribute sequel had to be postponed for tomorrow…

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00:00 OMA AND OPA [BELA FLECK & TONY TRISHKA: SOLO BANJO WORKS, 1992]
03:26 CHOPIN Q MAZOURKA IN F-sharp minor [BELA FLECK: PERPETUAL MOTION, 2001]
07:07 TRANE TO CONAMARRA [BELA FLECK, THE FLECKTONES : LEFT OF COOL, 1998]
13:56 FLAPERETTE / RED PEPPER-SPICY RAG [BELA FLECK & TONY TRISHKA: SOLO BANJO WORKS, 1992]
16:19 ACROSS THE IMAGINARY DIVIDE [BELA FLECK, MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO: ACROSS THE IMAGINARY DIVIDE, 2012]
21:02 TROUBLE AND STRIFE [BELA FLECK, THE FLECKTONES : LEFT OF COOL, 1998]
26:17 SCARLATTI: SONATA IN D-minor (K 213, L 108) [BELA FLECK: PERPETUAL MOTION, 2001]
29:43 MOUNTAIN [CHICK COREA & BELA FLECK: THE ENCHANTMENT, 2007]
33:22 MENAGERIE [CHICK COREA & BELA FLECK: THE ENCHANTMENT, 2007]

Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!

8 replies »

  1. I saw Béla Fleck at an old theater downtown years ago. He was amazing. It was a really small venue, so we were able to visit with him after the show.

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