liveatthequick

Live at the Quick – Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

Victor Lemonte Wooten, Future Man and Jeff Coffin, with Paul McCandless, Paul Hansen, Sandip Burman, Andy Narell, and Kongar-ol

Ondar Label: Columbia

The idea that we should make a live DVD came about through the support of an old friend of mine from New Grass days, Joanne Gardner. She was now the head of video for Sony Records. Without Joanne, this project would never happened, and certainly not on the level that it did. DVDs were starting to move more than CDs now, which were stalling. Honestly the Outbound CD sales had been kind of disappointing after all the hoopla about signing to Sony. This project appealed to me because it was a way for us to bring more attention to that music, which really hadn’t been that widely heard. So we did the Live at The Quick DVD at the Quick Center in Fairfield, Ct with our instrumental guests and Kongar-ol Ondar from the Outbound CD. We called it the Flecktone Big Band, and had 9 people on stage. Marc Smerling directed, and he did a great job. The DVD did very well internationally, and a live album culled from this performances did nearly as well as Outbound. So in the end, that music got it’s due and made it out into the world quite well.

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