Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, and Rakesh Chaurasia

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Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, and Rakesh Chaurasia

The first time banjo legend Béla Fleck, tabla master Zakir Hussain, and double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer got together to make an album, it was to write, not to play. When Fleck and Meyer were looking for a third partner for a triple concerto they had been commissioned to write to mark the opening of Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, they thought of Hussain, who was quite interested in orchestral writing. It wasn’t until the three began touring to promote the album that the trio’s true potential became apparent. Hence the 2x GRAMMY-winning As We Speak, an album that not only showcases the group’s breathtaking abilities as instrumentalists, but underscores the wide range of musical influences at their command. Adding to that magic is Rakesh Chaurasia, who plays bansuri, an Indian bamboo flute. “What I think is good about this quartet is that everybody has to stretch in the direction of the other people,” adds Fleck. “To me, a collaboration where nobody changes is not a collaboration. It’s a mashup. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But I like a collaboration where I have to learn a bunch of new things from the other people. And in this case, I’m learning like crazy.”

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Friday, June 14 2024
8:00 pm

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