Three very interesting musicians have formed a very interesting trio:
- Bela Fleck, five string banjo
- Edgar Meyer – double bass
- Zakir Hussain – Tabla
I have discovered this music from a broadcast at the public radio station WBUR, and I was immediately hooked by this great music.
This is an excerpt from a broadcast with an interview with the three musicians at WPUR:
Banjoist Fleck has explored connections with African music, Hussain famously played his tabla with guitarist John McLaughlin in the group Shakti and Meyer can hang with both bluegrass players and Philharmonic orchestras. Now, all three have collaborated on a new album.
Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer – The Melody of Rhythm – Bubbles
Now a live version of the same tune:
ZAKIR HUSSEIN, BELA FLECK, EDGAR MEYER – Miami 10/2009
The next video begins with a long and very impressive solo performance of Zakir Hussain on his set of tablas, the Edgar Meywer and Bela Fleck join in.
Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain
NPR artist page Edgar Meyer: http://www.npr.org/artists/15236980/edgar-meyer
Wikipedia (Engl.) about Edgar Meyer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Meyer
Find more videos of this trio: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bela+fleck+edgar+meyer+zakir+Hussain&aq=f