The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2

The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2

by Béla Fleck


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This version of the Acoustic Planet is a very bluegrassy one indeed, with four classics of the genre, including Earl Scruggs' "Foggy Mountain Special." And 14 original tunes. On these Tales, Fleck takes the opportunity to integrate his explorations into new age, jazz, and world music with traditional bluegrass. Celtic riffs enliven "Plunky's Lament," and there's a string-band air to "The Overgrown Waltz," while jazz finds a home at "Spanish Point." The tight supporting ensemble includes Sam Bush on mandolin, Mark Schatz on bass, Dobro ace Jerry Douglas, and guitarist Tony Rice - all outstanding instrumentalists with their own solo careers -- attack tunes such as "Blue Mountain Hop," "Buffalo Nickel," and "Katmandu" with rough 'n' tumble energy. With this return to his native ground, Fleck solidifies his reputation as the banjo's foremost virtuoso.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1999
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624733225
catalogNumber: 47332
Rank: 32729

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Béla Fleck   Primary Artist,Banjo
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Tony Rice   Guitar
Ricky Skaggs   Vocals
Sam Bush   Mandolin
John Hartford   Banjo
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Vince Gill   Vocals
Bob Mater   Drums
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
Tim O'Brien   Vocals
Larry Paxton   Tuba
Mark Schatz   Bass Fiddle

Technical Credits

Béla Fleck   Composer,Producer,Art Direction
Bil VornDick   Engineer
Garrett Rittenberry   Art Direction
Richard Battaglia   Engineer
Gladys Stacey   Composer

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The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
I am at a loss to explain this review. I want to be positive. The sound, playing, and level of commitment of the players are all there but it just does not grab me. I find my attention wandering.I am glad to own it but, for some reason, it and I do not connect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago