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Eclectica!: Flight Of Fancy

Read "Flight Of Fancy" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Eclectica! is a European string quartet that brings together four exceptional musicians from the realms of jazz and classical music. Flight Of Fancy, the band's second album, continues with its fusion of musical genres, mixing classical, pop and original tunes in a beautifully performed collection. String quartet is an accurate description of Eclectica!, but not one that does justice to the depth of the band's talents or its musical diversity. The combination of strings--violin, cello and two ...

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Eclectica: Streaming Video Soul

Read "Streaming Video Soul" reviewed by John Kelman

After years building an audience one town at a time, banjoist Béla Fleck and the Flecktones no longer needs to record and tour incessantly, allowing its members to pursue other avenues. With Fleck off pursuing his Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions (Rounder, 2009), bassist Victor Wooten collaborating with fellow icons Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller as S.M.V and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Jeff Coffin helping out the Dave Matthews Band on Big Whiskey and ...


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