Bela Fleck & Edgar Meyer DVD/CD Of 2003 Tour Due April 27

Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer’s fall 2003 tour will be chronicled on the upcoming CD/DVD set “Music for Two.” Due April 27 from Sony Classical, the audio disc will feature the banjo virtuoso and the double bass master playing innovative original material and arrangements of largely classical works.

The album boasts 16 tracks the duo honed during their first duo tour in 2001, four of which can be traced to J.S. Bach. Four cuts are true collaborations between Fleck and Meyer, while others are solo compositions, such as Fleck’s opening “Bug Tussle” or Meyer’s closing “Wishful Thinking.” In addition, the pair interprets Henry Eccles’ “Sonata – Largo and Allegro Vivace” and covers Miles Davis’ “Solar.”

The DVD comprises a 40-minute film shot by Fleck’s brother, filmmaker Sascha Paladino. Along with performance and backstage footage, “Obstinato: Making Music for Two” also spotlights Fleck and Meyer in rehearsal and composition settings.

The pair will support the release with a brief tour in late May. Fleck and his progressive bluegrass act the Flecktones have a full slate of dates before and after that outing; the group plays Greenville, S.C., tonight (March 30).

Meyer and Fleck shared a 2001 Grammy award for best instrumental arrangement for “Dr. Gradus Ad Parnassum,” from Fleck’s Sony Classical debut, “Perpetual Motion.” The album reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Classical Crossover chart.

Here are Fleck and Meyer’s tour dates:

May 19: Carlisle, Pa. (Regional Performing Arts Center)

May 20: Washington, D.C. (Lisner Auditorium)

May 21: Glenside, Pa. (Keswick Theatre)

May 22: New York (Town Hall)

May 23: Cambridge, Mass.)Sanders Theatre)

May 25: Saint Louis, Mo. (Sheldon Concert Hall)

May 27: Aspen, Colo. (Harris Concert Hall)

May 28: Boulder, Colo. (Boulder Theater)

May 30: San Francisco (Herbst Theatre)

May 31: Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University)

June 1: Petaluma, Calif. (Mystic Theatre)


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