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GREATEST HITS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Bela Fleck and The Flecktones

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.00 | 3 ratings

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memowakeman
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4 stars Communication is the only way!

A nice surprise to see the Flecktones on this site, and what a quiet addition, i didn't know about it and i am sure a lot of you will be surprised with it.

I discovered the band more or less 5 years ago and was impressed since the very first moment, i had never heard something like this before. 5 years ago i bought my first bass and i clearly remember that i wanted to be a Wooten someday (it will never happen, of course) but besides being captivated by the bass player's style, i also was amazed with all the members and the music itself, as i said some words earlier, i had never heard something like this before.

I won't discuss about the band's arguments to determine if they belong to the prog rock realm or not, i particularly never talked about them as a band of this realm, i will not do it probably, but what i will say is that their place under jazz fusion will give you a hint of what their music is about.

A very original and unique musical style will be heard with this band, which is composed by 4 members with the leadership of Bela Fleck, who plays banjo (banjo, a not typical instrument), Victor Wooten with his amazing bass playing, Future Man with the calles synth-axe and Jeff Coffin with saxophone, what a weird combination to create weird jazz music, they might have their own musical genre.

This is an excellent compilation album (honestly, the first Bela Fleck album i ever heard) because it features not only their most popular, but some of their best songs ever, so this is an excellent choice if you want to get into the band's music, and if you already know the band, then you will also love this compillation album you can play it over and over and never be tired of it. This album features 11 songs and 50 minutes of awesome music.

The opening track The Sinister Minister whichstarts with Wooten's bass notes will make you feel deeply interested in the music, and you will hear their best in the second song and my favourite Stomping Grounds where their excellent musicianship is noticed since the very first minute, an aswesome song actually.

Other of my favourite songs are Sex in a Pan, Vix 9, Communication (with lyrics) and Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, but all the songs are worth listening.

A huge recommendation for those who want to know the band. 4 stars Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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