Chick Corea and Béla Fleck

Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Dublin, 8.00pm ¤45, ¤39.50, ¤32.50

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

Piano and banjo is not ex­actly your av­er­age line-up, but in the hands of mu­si­cians of the cal­i­bre of Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, the in­stru­ments are al­most in­ci­den­tal. Corea, a bravura tech­ni­cian with cut-glass pre­ci­sion, has been a ma­jor fig­ure in jazz since the re­lease of his ground­break­ing trio al­bum Now He Sings, Now He Sobs in 1968. Fleck gave the world of blue­grass and Amer­i­cana a thor­ough shake-up with the emer­gence of his genre-bust­ing Fleck­tones, and par­tic­u­larly their 1991 hit al­bum Flight of the Cos­mic Hippo. In duo, these two big stars search out the high­ways and by­ways that con­nect the two sides of Amer­i­can mu­sic.

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