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The Melody Of Rhythm - Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer / Slatkin, Detroit So, Et Al


Release Date: 08/25/2009 
Label:  eOne   Catalog #: 2024   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Zakir HussainBéla FleckEdgar Meyer
Performer:  Zakir HussainBéla Fleck
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Multiple Grammy award winning banjo player Bela Fleck, MacArthur "genius grant" double bassist Edgar Meyer, and international Indian percussion star Zakir Hussain collaborate on the new CD "The Melody of Rhythm," a combination of Western and Indian classical and American roots music. The trio enjoyed working together so much, they’ll tour this fall. (12/01/09 – 12/20/09)

- NPR – Here and Now
Multiple Grammy award winning banjo player Bela Fleck, MacArthur "genius grant" double bassist Edgar Meyer, and international Indian percussion star Zakir Hussain collaborate on the new CD "The Melody of Rhythm," a combination of Western and Indian classical and American roots music. The trio enjoyed working together so much, they’ll tour this fall. (12/01/09 – 12/20/09)

- NPR – Here and Now
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Works on This Recording

1. Babar by Zakir Hussain
Performer:  Zakir Hussain (Tabla), Béla Fleck (Banjo)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Engineer: Dave Sinko.
Audio Mixers: Dave Sinko; Bela Fleck. 
2. Out of the Blue by Zakir Hussain
Performer:  Béla Fleck (Banjo), Zakir Hussain (Tabla)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Engineer: Dave Sinko.
Audio Mixers: Dave Sinko; Bela Fleck.
This work was written in collaboration with Bela Fleck (1958 - ), Edgar Meyer (1960 - ). 
3. Bubbles by Béla Fleck
Performer:  Zakir Hussain (Tabla), Béla Fleck (Banjo)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Engineer: Dave Sinko.
Audio Mixers: Dave Sinko; Bela Fleck. 
4. The Melody of Rhythm by Béla Fleck
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 27 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Producer: Steve Epstein.
Editors: Todd Whitelock; Bela Fleck; Edgar Meyer. 
5. Cadence by Zakir Hussain
Performer:  Zakir Hussain (Tabla), Béla Fleck (Banjo)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Engineer: Dave Sinko.
Audio Mixers: Dave Sinko; Bela Fleck.
This work was written in collaboration with Bela Fleck (1958 - ), Edgar Meyer (1960 - ). 
6. In Conclusion by Zakir Hussain
Performer:  Zakir Hussain (Tabla), Béla Fleck (Banjo)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Engineer: Dave Sinko.
Audio Mixers: Dave Sinko; Bela Fleck.
This work was written in collaboration with Bela Fleck (1958 - ), Edgar Meyer (1960 - ). 
7. Then Again by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Béla Fleck (Banjo), Zakir Hussain (Tabla)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Engineer: Dave Sinko.
Audio Mixers: Dave Sinko; Bela Fleck. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Lots of fun August 26, 2013 By Mary Lynn H. (San Antonio, TX) See All My Reviews "The Melody of Rhythm is the main reason for this CD. The piece is fun and interesting. There are times when it doesn't quite succeed and it has a tendency to alternate soloist and orchestra and then repeat with a different soloist. It's a little episodic but Bela and his friends are having a great time." Report Abuse
 fabulous fusion January 8, 2013 By Stephanie Anne L. (Albuquerque, NM) See All My Reviews "Absolutely delightful cd. The music keeps you on your toes, wondering what strange direction they will go in next. A wonderful addition to an eclectic music lover's collection" Report Abuse
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