Bela Fleck and The Flecktones – Big Country (Song Review)

Catchy melody; that’s how it all started. Bela Fleck and The Flecktones have managed to serve the audiences with the excellent musicianship and collaboration through one of their songs, Big Country, in the album “Live at The Quick”.

This ballad-and-country-like instrumental piece by the band has shown the audiences the possibility of wide variety of sound that can be integrated within a song with the strong foundation of a great melody and laid-back atmosphere that can be enjoyed throughout the song.

The unique sound of Andy Narrel with his steel pans adds well to increase the beauty of the song (02:10 – 02:30). Victor Wooten‘s eloquent sound on his fretless bass really flows well with a strong dynamic and has proven to mix very well with other instrument, such as during the bass and saxophone duet with Jeff Coffins (02:47 – 04:30). Bela Flecks banjo solo is following next, which is truly phenomenal with the a lot of bluegrass influence and contemporary style of playing.

The solo is closed with Paul McCandless with his beautiful playing in soprano saxophone, accompanied by steady beat by Future Man with his absolute one of its kind Synth-Axe Drumitar.

This song is a prime example of how musicians shows their talent and ability through collaboration, dynamism and appealing notes of melody.  The 8+ minutes of the song will give a beautiful listening experience for audiences that want to enjoy the performance of diversified outstanding musicians and a well-made music.

Written by: Bimo Murti | Singer-songwriter of Lazy Saturday Project | EP debut is available here


2 thoughts on “Bela Fleck and The Flecktones – Big Country (Song Review)

  1. Bela Fleck and his band are perhaps the coolest uncool guys on the planet. They are an incredibly talented group of musicians. Great take on a great song!


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