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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

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2018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal,
Various Venues,
Montréal, Canada
June 29-July 3, 2018

Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Rocket Science

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Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
Rocket Science
E One Music Group
2011

Some say you can't go back, but that's not always true. Emerging from his formative years as a rising star in the blue/newgrass community, banjoist Béla Fleck lept onto a much bigger radar with the release of Béla ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eclectica!: Flight Of Fancy

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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!, ...

Eclectica: Streaming Video Soul

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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 ...