Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will release "Live at the Quick" Feb. 12 on CD and DVD via Columbia. Recorded across two shows at the Quick Center for the Arts in Fairfield, Conn., the album features

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will release "Live at the Quick" Feb. 12 on CD and DVD via Columbia. Recorded across two shows at the Quick Center for the Arts in Fairfield, Conn., the album features Fleck and the core group of Flecktones -- bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist Futureman, and saxophonist Jeff Coffin, as well as a handful of guest musicians.

The DVD, the acclaimed progressive group's first, includes interviews with the Flecktones and the guest musicians -- woodwind/brass players Paul Hanson and Paul McCandless, tabla master Sandip Burman, steel drummer Andy Narell, and Tuvan throat singer Congar Ol'Ondar -- as well as documentary footage. In addition, "Live at the Quick" will be seen as "Freeview" feature throughout January on the DirecTV satellite television service. The concert program is set to premiere Jan 1.

Look for the group on tour in the U.S., beginning Feb. 26 in Johnson, Vt. Seven dates in Australia, followed by a lone show in Japan, kick off March 29.

The Flecktones' previous concert set, the two-disc "Live Art," debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart in September 1996.


Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will release "Live at the Quick" Feb. 12 on CD and DVD via Columbia. Recorded across two shows at the Quick Center for the Arts in Fairfield, Conn., the album features Fleck and the core group of Flecktones -- bassist Victor Wooten, percussionist Futureman, and saxophonist Jeff Coffin, as well as a handful of guest musicians.

The DVD, the acclaimed progressive group's first, includes interviews with the Flecktones and the guest musicians -- woodwind/brass players Paul Hanson and Paul McCandless, tabla master Sandip Burman, steel drummer Andy Narell, and Tuvan throat singer Congar Ol'Ondar -- as well as documentary footage. In addition, "Live at the Quick" will be seen as "Freeview" feature throughout January on the DirecTV satellite television service. The concert program is set to premiere Jan 1.

Look for the group on tour in the U.S., beginning Feb. 26 in Johnson, Vt. Seven dates in Australia, followed by a lone show in Japan, kick off March 29.

The Flecktones' previous concert set, the two-disc "Live Art," debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart in September 1996.