Across The Imaginary Divide, an album by Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio will be in stores and online shops on 5th June.
This album is a result of a collaboration of two musicians with distinctive style. Fleck is often called by critics the biggest banjo player of our time, because of his extraordinary albums, collaborations and performances, while pianist Roberts’ trio is considered a virtuous ensemble with a style marked by strong rythmic, melodic and dynamic contrasts.
The collaboration occured after a jam session at the Savannah Music Festival. Fleck, a long term Marcus fan, used the opportunity to arrange a performance at the next edition of the festival.
“We threw together a set of music, and played it for a packed and intrigued crowd”, said Fleck, who won 14 Grammy’s so far and was nominated 30 times for this prestigeous music award, he also holds the record as the artist with most nominations in different categories in the history of the Grammy.
“The gig was honestly amazing. There was a natural rapport between Marcus and me from the first note, and Jason Marsalis (on drums) and Rodney Jordan (on bass) were just incredible. I loved their trio conception, and was thrilled to be able to find a way to exist within it,” said Fleck.
“It was a lot of fun working with Béla on this project. He has a limitless imagination and, like our trio, he is willing to do whatever it takes to make a great record. The recording brings our two styles together in a way that I think will be really enjoyable for the listeners,” said Roberts.
- Some Roads Lead Home
- I’m Gonna Tell You This Story One More Time
- Across the Imaginary Divide
- Let Me Show You What to Do
- One Blue Truth
- Let’s Go
- The Sunshine And The Moonlight
- That Old Thing
- That Ragtime Feeling