1. Bela Fleck Reunites Original Flecktones for 'Rocket Sciences'

    May 17, 2011 2:00 PM EDT B ela Fleck has put the band back together -- literally. "Rocket Science," which is out today (May 17), marks the first recording by the original Flecktones lineup -- with pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy rejoining Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten and percussionist Ray "…

  2. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World," his first new album in five years. …

  3. Collins Looks To Future with Science Faction

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bassist Bootsy Collins has always been out there, but he's pushing his next project, Science Faction, even farther than usual. Bassist Bootsy Collins has always been out there, but he's pushing his next project, Science Faction, even farther than usual. "We're looking at…

  4. Important 'Testimony'

    June 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT India.Arie's third album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship," arrives this week via Universal Motown. India.Arie's third album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship," arrives this week via Universal Motown. The project features guest appearances…

  5. India.Arie Bumps New Album To June

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally scheduled for May 9, India.Arie's third album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationships," will now arrive June 27 via Universal Motown. Originally scheduled for May 9, India.Arie's third album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationships," will…

  6. Suwannee Springfest / March 23-26, 2006 / Live Oak, Fla. (Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park)

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told a crowd of folk and acoustic music enthusiasts wrapped up in heavy coats and blankets and seated under moss-draped ancient Oaks for the "Y'all are the last of the flower children," Mavis Staples told…

  7. Little Worlds

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Little Worlds" is one of the coolest and most inventive jazz releases of the year. "Little Worlds" is one of the coolest and most inventive jazz releases of the year. The first studio album for Bela Fleck and his Flecktone bandmates since "Outbound" in 2000, …

  8. Flecktones Prep Ambitious Triple 'Worlds'

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds," a three-disc studio set due Aug. 12 from Columbia. Produced by banjo virtuoso Fleck at his Nashville home studio, the 27-track Bela Fleck & the Flecktones are preparing to release "Little Worlds,"…

  9. Hiatt, Henley, Raitt Rock Disney's 'Country Bears'

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the forthcoming feature film "The Country Bears" -- and does so with a little help from his friends. Hiatt contributes seven Singer/songwriter John Hiatt anchors the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to the…

  10. Prince Opens Up For 'Xenophobia'

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Prince has announced the dates for the third annual week-long opening of his Paisley Park home studios to fans. From June 21-27, the enigmatic artist will hold the celebration, dubbed Xenophobia, at t Prince has announced the dates for the third annual week-long opening of his Paisley Park…

  11. Flecktone Wooten Captures Live Vibes

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST When the time came for electric bassist/vocalist Victor Wooten to choose tracks for his first live project -- the two-CD set "Live in America" (Compass Records) -- he had to sift through five years of When the time came for electric bassist/vocalist Victor Wooten to choose tracks…

  12. Flecktones Live CD/DVD Coming 'Quick'

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 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…

  13. Dave Matthews Band Preps New Live Album

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album, informatively titled "Live in Chicago 12/19/98." The two-disc, 16-song RCA set chronicles the group's performance at the cit Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album,…

  14. LaBelle, Krall Lead Aspen Jazz Fest

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jazz vocalists Patti LaBelle and Diana Krall will headline the 11th annual Janus Jazz Aspen festival, to be held June 21-24 in Snowmass Village, Colo., near Aspen. Labelle will anchor the four-day eve Jazz vocalists Patti LaBelle and Diana Krall will headline the 11th annual Janus Jazz Aspen…