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WATCH: Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Feat. Rakesh Chaurasia, “Motion”

Apr 21, 2023

WATCH: Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Feat. Rakesh Chaurasia,

Artist: Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia
Song: “Motion”
Album: As We Speak
Release Date: May 12, 2023
Label: Thirty Tigers

In Their Words: “What I think is good about this quartet is that everybody has to stretch in the direction of the other people. To me, a collaboration where nobody changes is not a collaboration. It’s a mashup. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But I like a collaboration where I have to learn a bunch of new things from the other people. And in this case, I’m learning like crazy.” — Béla Fleck

“I think we wanted to see if we could do something a little more organic with just a small group. And to have somebody who plays as beautifully as Rakesh join us really opened it up to a more lyrical and melodic situation. I am amazed at how Béla, Rakesh, and Zakir are able to bring this piece to life. Then again, I’ve seen them do it before, so I wouldn’t expect anything less. And I love how the team of Maya Sassoon, Joey, and Brad were able to find the story in the music and turn it into something visual.” — Edgar Meyer

“When we are performing on stage, in composing mode or creating mode, we are basically having a conversation. So the music emerges as we speak.” — Zakir Hussain


Photo Credit: Jeremy Cowart

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