RELEASE
April 27, 2004
LABEL
Sony Music Distribution
GENRES
Jazz, New Acoustic, Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass, Chamber Jazz

Album Review

Banjo player supreme Béla Fleck and bassist Edgar Meyer make for a fascinating and daring duo, and they appear to be at their best live, as this esoteric disc shows. While there are plenty of original compositions from both pens, they also tackle several pieces by Bach, a wonderful Henry Eccles sonata, and some Miles Davis -- gadding about all over the shop. It works primarily because they put no restrictions on the possibilities of the instruments, but sheer skill certainly helps, from the wicked alacrity of "Bug Tussle" to the near competition of "Woolly Mamouth." There's even a delicious sense of humor, as "Wrong Number" is interrupted by what seems to be an errant cell phone -- but which turns out to be a sample that returns and returns to act like a punctuation in the piece. Meyer takes to the piano for part of "Palmyra," proving surprisingly adept, while Fleck shows his chops to full effect on "The One I Left Behind." For this album he depends more on virtuosity than any electric trickery, and he's good enough to pull it off with no problem, as on "The Lake Effect." Meyer is more than a foil, though; he looms large throughout, whether plucking or bowing the bass. However you want to categorize this disc, it's music of the highest order.
Chris Nickson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Bug Tusslehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Invention No. 10, BMV 796http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Pile-Uphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Prelude No. 24, BMV 869http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Solarhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Blue Sprucehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Canonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. The One I Left Behindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Menuett I-II, BMV 825http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Prelude No. 2, BMV 847http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Palmyrahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. The Lake Effecthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Largo (From Sonata)http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Allegro Vivace (From Sonata)http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Wrong Numberhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Woolly Mammothhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Wishful Thinkinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Obstinato: Making Music for Two [DVD][*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Green Slime [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Happy Drum Drum Monkey Girl [DVD]http://itunes.apple.com/album/music-for-two-single-live/id170086302?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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