Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sick of holiday music? Not if Béla Fleck can help it. On the new CD "Jingle All the Way," the world's premier banjo player freshens up "Jingle Bells" with Tuvan throat singers, bends "Silent Night" around 5/4 time, and lets longtime bassist Victor Wooten solo on Mel Torme's classic "The Christmas Song." Béla Fleck and the Flecktones pause during their five-night run at the Blue Note to get us in the holiday spirit with a live in-studio performance.Béla Fleck and the Flecktones are playing two shows a night at the Blue Note through Dec. 21. Performances are at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.