Chick Corea and Béla Fleck
National Concert Hall, Dublin, 8.00pm ¤45, ¤39.50, ¤32.50 nch.ie
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.