Bela Fleck & Chick Corea: The Enchantment

The Enchantment

Banjo player Bela Fleck has joined forces with jazz pianist Chick Corea to record a duet album set to be released May 22, 2007.

Fleck has been innovating almost as long as he’s been playing the banjo. He’s delved into the jazz world before, hiring jazz musicians to be in his band, and recording with jazz players at times. He’s even recorded with Chick Corea before when Corea made guest appearances on two Flecktone recordings in the 1990’s. But this new record is the first time the two players and composers have worked together to record a duet album.

Chick Corea and Bela FleckThe album, entitled The Enchantment, is due to be released later this month, but is available for pre-order from right now.

I was unable to find any audio samples at this time.

The album cover is the first image above. The second image is one I found on Bela’s website and I thought the piano keyboard on the banjo neck made a great image so I thought I’d share it with you as well.

The duo will be touring together some this summer in support of the album. I believe they’ll even be at Telluride this year.