Joe Fields, founder of Muse, Savant and HighNote Records Like so many of the most important figures in jazz, his name wasn’t the one on front of the album cover in large-print type, but usually somewhere on the back, in the credits only the most hardcore fans ever bother to read.
“So while I’m still kicking, I’m gonna keep picking my tune/ I love what I’m doing, I hope it don’t end too soon,” Chuck Berry sings in the improbably titled “3/4 Time (Enchilada),” while on “Darlin’,” he muses, “There has been many sundowns that I’ve seen come by/ Since you were just sweet 16 and I/ I have played these same songs of yesterday, oh my/ How the time has passed away.” The two songs are among the 10 that he cut for this—his first album in nearly four decades and last ever.
Duke Ellington called them “beyond category,” those artists whose music transcends stylistic limitations and clears its own path. Were he still with us, Ellington wouldn’t hesitate to apply that phrase to Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Since their inception in the late ’80s, the quartet has made mincemeat of genre, equally comfortable playing a jazz festival one week, a bluegrass bash the next, and then a jam-band or rock gathering.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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