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Béla Fleck: Things That Sound Right

May 01, 2017
“I just became a non-stop, type-A, freakazoid, play-all-the-time, addicted dude….When I finally got the banjo, everything else went away.”

Since becoming a professional musician as a teenager in the late 1970s, Béla Fleck has redefined jazz and newgrass (a harmonically and rhythmically progressive off-shoot from bluegrass), collaborated with traditional musicians from India, China, and multiple nations in Africa, and has composed significant repertoire for chamber music ensembles and symphony orchestras. The only common ingredient in all these endeavors is the banjo.

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