Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Indy

In many of the early European classical music treatises, the word invention is discussed. Essentially it is what a player brings to the musical table that is not from the composer’s hand. Friday nights Indy concert of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones provided more of that thinking in a spectacular display of virtuosity, originality and invention. Lisa and I joked about how impossible it was to pick out a “best” player – one whose personality just dominated the evening. From start to finish all players gave freely to each other and sent out a wonderful collegial vib infused in the highest standards of chamber music. One couldn’t help being drawn to Futureman and his inventive new way at looking at rhythm. (Loved the Pirate garb). Simply everything was terrific.  Best concert I attended since Return to Forever last year.

About davisbrooksviolin

My name is Davis Brooks and I am a violinist living in Indianapolis IN. I am Prof. of Violin Emeritus at Butler University, associate concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, a freelancer and record in the regional commercial studios. I have a particular interest in new music and this semester I am happily working with composition students at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide.
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