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Bela Fleck

The Impostor

Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics

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Bela Fleck - The Imposter
How To Write A Banjo Concerto Q&A With Bela Fleck@DOC-NYC 2014
Steve Martin, Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka Banjo HDTV The Crow
1 Concerto: Banjo/Symphony Orchestra, Infiltration
2 Concerto: Banjo/Symphony Orchestra, Integration
3 Concerto: Banjo/Symphony Orchestra, Truth Revealed
4 Night Flight Over Water" Quintet For Banjo And String Quartet - Tumbledown Creek
5 Night Flight Over Water" Quintet For Banjo And String Quartet - Hunter's Moon
6 Night Flight Over Water" Quintet For Banjo And String Quartet-The Escape
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"For more than 30 years, banjoist Béla of the world's most accommodating virtuosos...has been pushing the boundaries of his instrument."- New York Times

Banjoist Béla Fleck – winner of 15 Grammy Awards and nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy history – is as iconic on his instrument as Vladimir Horowitz or Mstislav Rostropovich were on theirs. Now, like those classical greats, Fleck joins the storied roster of Deutsche Grammophon, making his DG/Mercury Classics debut as a composer-performer with The Impostor. The album showcases Fleck's title concerto for banjo and symphony orchestra, as well as Night Flight Over Water for banjo and string quartet. For The Impostor concerto, the banjoist teamed with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony. For Night Flight Over Water, Fleck partnered with genre-bending quartet Brooklyn Rider. 

Beyond recording and performing for ever-greater audiences with his bluegrass-fusion band, the Flecktones, for 25 years and counting, the ever-intrepid Fleck has collaborated with musicians across multiple genres and from around the globe – from composer-bassist pal Edgar Meyer to jazz pianists Chick Corea and Marcus Roberts, from Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain to such Malian artists as singer Oumou Sangaré and kora player Toumani Diabaté. Reviewing Perpetual Motion, Fleck's 2001 collection of classical arrangements for his instrument, All Music Guide pointed out: "Virtuoso Béla Fleck has broken more boundaries than any other banjoist."The New York Times went further: "Mr. Fleck can lay claim to the title of the most popular living banjoist, having done much to push the instrument beyond bluegrass terra firma into jazz, classical and beyond."

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