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Bela Fleck | Zakir Hussain | Edgar Meyer: Bio


Three masterful genre-benders and the leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass and world music. In the 2009-10 season, they join together for the first time in trio concerts of original music. Three of the most limitless creators and composers in the history of music, Fleck, Hussain and Meyer share an unprecedented array of projects and pairings among them that touch every geographical and stylistic corner of the musical world. The trio has also released a recording in Fall 2009 'The Melody Of Rhythm' featuring music performed on the tour alongside their innovative Triple Concerto for Banjo, Tabla and Double Bass.

BELA FLECK has been called the premiere banjo player in the world and has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map. At home equally in the great classical halls and concert arenas of the world, Bela has won eleven Grammy Awards and has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in
Grammy history.

ZAKIR HUSSAIN is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, but earned him worldwide fame. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir's contribution to world music has been unique, with many
historic collaborations.

EDGAR MEYER is prominently established as a unique and masterful instrumentalist and has an active career as both a performer and a composer. Hailed by the New Yorker as "...the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument," Mr. Meyer's unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.

Bela Fleck | Zakir Hussain | Edgar Meyer

The Melody of Rhythm


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5 The Melody Of Rhythm/2  
6 The Melody Of Rhythm/3  
7 Cadence  
8 In Conclusion  
9 Then Again  
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E1 Music releases The Melody of Rhythm, an unparalleled collaboration between banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, composer and double-bass master Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain, arguably the world's greatest tabla player, followed by a 19-city tour of North American concert halls in September and October. An understanding of musical tradition has led all three of these musical explorers to this common crossroad. The centerpiece and catalyst for the album is The Melody of Rhythm Concerto, an unprecedented three-movement composition for banjo, double bass and tabla. Recorded live with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Leonard Slatkin, this highly rhythmic work soars, melding Indian classical music with American roots.

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