Jingle All The Way – Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

Victor Lemonte Wooten, Future Man, Jeff Coffin, Edgar Meyer, Andy Statman and The Alash Group Label: Rounder This album was on the bucket list for the Flecktones. We’d started doing Xmas medleys way back in 1989, on our first real tour, before New Grass Revival even disbanded. We thought that making a holiday recording could be a very creative endeavor, …


Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet

Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet (with Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee) Label: Nettwerk Records The jury was in, and our unholy combo of instruments was actually endearing; the Sparrow Quartet EP had been well loved, and we all loved playing and hanging out together. We decided to go for it, to make a real record and go out on …


The Enchantment – with Chick Corea

Concord LG (Latin Grammy Winner) I was standing around backstage at the Newport Jazz Festival, where I was playing with Stanley Clarke and Jean Luc Ponty, when Ted Kurland walked up to chat. He mentioned that next year, my hero Chick Corea was looking to tour in a duo format, and I was on the list of possible collaborators. That …


The Sparrow Quartet (EP) – Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet

with Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee Label: Nettwerk Records. This project came out of a trip to China I took with my girlfriend at the time (now we are married) Abigail Washburn. She invited three musicians to China to play with her, Ben Sollee, Casey Driessen and myself. We knew it would be a weird line-up for a band, but …


The Hidden Land – Béla Fleck & the Flecktones – SONY.

It felt like it was time to go back to just the four of us again, after our ‘community’ records, with lots of guests (Little Worlds and Outbound). We went back to the roots for a final album of stripped down original music with Jeff Coffin in the line-up. Music