Bela Fleck - Rocket ScienceIt is literally impossible to have a miss with Béla  Fleck and the Flecktones.  Multi Grammy award winner Béla  Fleck doesn't disappoint on his latest release "Rocket Science". Reconvening the original Flecktones, the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo. Rocket Science marks the first recording by the first fab four Flecktones in almost two decades, with pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside Fleck,
bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist/ drumitarist Roy Futureman Wooten. But don't think this release is a rehash of their earlier works, instead it is some of the most forward thinking music of their career. Influenced by classical, jazz, bluegrass and African music the result is
truly a sound all their own,

" I didn t want to just get together to play the old music," Fleck says. "That s not what the Flecktones are about. Everybody s full of life and ideas and creativity. I was intrigued by what we could do that we had never done before."

If you are familiar with the band's early recordings you will love this. If not, Rocket Science is one of their better entry level albums. For a band who defies the laws of physics as easily as the genres of music the do so in, I find it interesting that to show their uniform progression they had to take the band back in time. The recording is fantastic, with a live soundstage and deep lows and crystal highs.   It really seems that they had a great time recording it and the listener will most likely find this release to be very enjoyable.  Look out for their tour!


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