Béla Fleck & the Flecktones ‘Left of Cool’

Béla Fleck & the Flecktones ‘Left of Cool’ is their fifth studio album released on June 9, 1998 by Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Throwdown At The Hoedown (Béla Fleck) – 05:09 . 2.Communication (Béla Fleck, Future Man) – 04:16 . 3.Big Country (Béla Fleck) – 05:31 . 4.Sojourn Of Arjuna (Victor Wooten, Future Man, Adapted From Bhagavad Gita) – 05:27 . 5.Let Me Be The One (Victor Wooten, Béla Fleck, Future Man) – 04:38 . 6.Trane To Conamarra (Béla Fleck, Jeff Coffin) – 06:48 . 7.Almost 12 (Victor Wooten, Béla Fleck, Future Man) – 03:15 . 8.Step Quiet (Béla Fleck, Sarah Mason) – 04:02 . 9.Oddity (Béla Fleck) – 05:32 . 10.Sleeping Dogs Lie (Béla Fleck) – 04:02 . 11.Trouble And Strife (Béla Fleck) – 05:15 . 12.Slow Walker (Béla Fleck) – 05:23 . 13.Shanti (Béla Fleck, J. Coffin) – 05:12 . 14.The Big Blink (Béla Fleck) – 07:57 . 15.Prelude To Silence (Future Man) – 03:55

Musicians : The Flecktones – Band . Béla Fleck – Banjo On (1 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 11 – 12 – 14), Banjos On (2), Deering Crossfire Electric Banjo On (4), Low-Tuned Czech Electric Banjo On (3), Electric Banjos On (15), Synths On (3 – 4 – 12 – 15), Nylon And Steel String Banjos On (9), Gut String Stelling Banjo On (10), Nechville Sitar Banjo On (13), Mandolin On (8 – 11), Mandolins On (9), Paradis Stereo Guitar With Vg8 On (2 – 8), Guitars On (6), Gut String Guitar On (13), Synth Guitar On (14), Theremin On (14) . Future Man – Synth-Axe Drumitar On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 -8 – 9 – 11 – 12 – 14), Cajon On (10 – 13 – 15), Leg Slaps On (13), Bells On (15), Samples On (15), Vocals On (1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 11 – 12) . Victor Wooten – Bass On (1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 11 – 12 – 14), Fretless Bass On (3 – 6), Tenor Bass On (12), Standup Bass On (10), Standup Electric Bass On (15), Cello On (13), Fiddle On (11) . Jeff Coffin – Soprano On (2 – 3 – 6 – 8 – 10 – 11 – 12), Tenor Saxophone On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 14), Baritone Saxophone On (5), Baritone Wah-Wah Saxophone On (5), Flute On (6), Flutes On (9 – 13), Clarinet On (10), Bass Clarinet On (10), Saxello On (9), Singing Bowl On (13), Wah-Wah On (1) . Dave Matthews – Vocals On (2 – 11) . Amy Grant – Vocals On (8)

Production : Produced By Béla Fleck . Richard Battaglia – Engineer, Mixing . Tracy Hackney – Assistant Engineer . Roger Nichols – Engineer, Mixing . Denny Purcell – Mastering

Package : Béla Fleck – Art Direction . Jeff Frazier – Photography . Garrett Rittenberry – Art Direction

Recorded 1997 – 1998 At Béla Fleck’S House.

Released On June 9, 1998 By Warner Bros..

 Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

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All About Jazz
I also prefer real drums to Future Man’s synth-drumitar contraption, but I must admit his invention sounds amazingly like a real drum set. I’ll also concede that Future Man and his non-drums are visually appealing in concert. […]

DWinch @ RateYourMusic
Apparently this album played a lot in my youth, as my dad was a Flecktones fan. However it wasn’t until I started playing bass and my teacher told me “Check out the guy from the Flecktones” that I really started to appreciate this music. […]

allmusic
Often, it’s enjoyable to just hear them jam; however, for most fans, the greatest pleasure on Left of Cool will be finding the little details within the solos. […]

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