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Fleck, Béla (<i>born</i> 1958), banjoist

Mark Gilbert

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b New York, 10 July 1958). American banjoist. Inspired by the theme from the television show “The Beverley Hillbillies,” he took up banjo at the age of 15, and tried to get from it the most modern sounds he could. Among his influences were Charlie Parker, Pat Martino, and Chick Corea, and the staccato character of Corea’s Spain made him realize that he could play jazz on the banjo despite the

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