Chick Corea and Béla Fleck's live, double album was released Sept 11, 2015.
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How did the best-of-the-best takes from 57 shows, spanning years, make it onto your new album?
BF: Well, I know that Chick originally felt that we should look for one night, a great night, with the whole night all the way through. I felt like there were nights when different songs were just magic. And it wasn't always the same night.
I hated the idea of leaving some incredible version of the song off the record because it wasn't on the night we had chosen. So it was tough. There were lots of good nights and lots of good versions of the songs.
Eventually I actually listened to every single show, and comparing them, I got real tweaky like I get with it. I listened to everything and started comparing them. I tried to imagine where the magic happened, basically.
And there's always magic. Every single show had magic. But there was super magic on certain songs.
Lightning would strike and things would happen that we could never have planned. But there were magical things seemed to happen.
And I was looking for the nights where – I don't know – there was something in the air. We were hearing each other really great, we were feeling each other's timing, we were following each other really well and the conversation was really lively.
Since the recordings come from a lot of different tours, probably over a four year period, something like that. So those improvisations even as different as they are night to night on a tour when you get to a year later, it’s a whole different kind of improvisation. You get into some different stuff. The more you do thing the better you get at it and the more free and the more relaxed and the more you inhabit it. I like where we could take this album after really opening this opening this up and not having to constraining it and having it be short and one CD.
CC: It seemed like a real natural process that we eventually wanted to get into this whole thing with improvising. When you play your banjo solos, that’s the zone. When we do that together, we accept each other’s phrasing. I’m throwing harmonies at you but you always make something out of it.
BF: That's right.
CC: Yeah absolutely. So there's a lot of rhythm in our music that I like.
BF: Yeah that’s the thing that makes it works so well is I think we have that in common that excitement about it.
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