The Enchantment is a 2007 album released on the Concord label by pianist Chick Corea and banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck. Fleck was also nominated that year for a Grammy Award for the song "Spectacle" in the Best Instrumental Composition category. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard Top Jazz albums chart.
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Fans of legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea and bebop/bluegrass banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck are well aware of the pair's previous collaborations (Corea guests on two Flecktones albums, and Fleck appears on Corea's Rendezvous in New York DVD), but their first full-length release should surprise even their most jaded followers. The two went into the project with intense seriousness of purpose, Corea writing four pieces and Fleck six. (The standard "Brazil" is their only cover.
Chick returned the favour by having Fleck perform on his 2005 live album, Rendezvous In New York. Though Corea and Fleck are herded together under the catchall umbrella term 'jazz', they tend to occupy somewhat different artistic and stylistic fields, which is in part what makes this collaboration such a pleasant surprise. Fleck’s work with The Flecktones blends acoustic and electronic music folk, bluegrass, funk and jazz, though he has also tackled Debussy and Chopin on the banjo in the past.
In December 2007 Corea recorded a duet album, The Enchantment, with banjoist Béla Fleck. Fleck and Corea toured extensively for the album in 2007 In 2008 Corea collaborated with Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara on the live album Duet (Chick Corea and Hiromi). The duo played a concert at Tokyo's Budokan arena on April 3. .
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.
All but one compositions are originals (written roughly 50/50 between Corea and Fleck and you always can say which composition is Corea's and which - Fleck's). Bela Fleck plays his usual banjo, with strong country and bluegrass flavor.
Chick Corea, Béla Fleck - The Enchantment.
|Joban Dna Nopia||6:23|
|Children's Song #6||3:57|
|A Strange Romance||4:42|
|Waltse For Abby||2:57|
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