Corea/Fleck promo video online

Chick Corea and Bela FleckThe Enchantment, the upcoming banjo/piano duet recording from Chick Corea and B?©la Fleck, which Brance briefly described earlier this month, is due for release May 22 on Concord Records.

The making of this highly-anticipated CD is the focus of a short (6 minute) film which can be viewed now on the Chick Corea site.

The film includes music from the CD throughout, but is more focused on interviews with the performers. Both Corea and Fleck describe (separately) how they approached composing and performing in the studio, and the difficulties they encountered trying to play appropriately in each other’s idiom.

A highlight for me was Corea describing his efforts to play “bluegrass piano” on one of B?©la’s tunes, written in a traditional banjo style. After mentioning how B?©la taught him the basic banjo groove, Corea indicated that this tune, Mountain, was one of his favorites on the CD.

“I’m into it, man. I’m into country. I’m into bluegrass.”

Watch the video, or listen to audio samples from the CD at

Corea and Fleck will also do some limited touring in June in support of The Enchantment. The dates can be found on the B?©la Fleck site.

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