Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Holiday Recording

cover art to Jingle All the Way from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
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Christmas music from Santa Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is coming on September 30. Jingle All the Way is the first collection of holiday music from the long-standing band. It features everything from banjo-harmonic arrangements of “Christmas Time Is Here” and “River,” to a Tuvan-inspired, worldbeat rendition of “What Child Is This / Dyngyldai.”

“We always imagined we would do a holiday album,” Fleck said in a statement. “When the Flecktones first got together, we worked out a Christmas medley; it was really fun. People loved it, and we continued to play it every year.”

Jingle All the Way isn’t the first seasonal work from Bela Fleck. He previously recorded “White Christmas” with Bob James for the Warner Bros. Jazz Christmas PartyWarner Bros. Jazz Christmas Party CD years ago.

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4 responses to “Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Holiday Recording”

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  2. Carl Hager Avatar

    Wow, a Christmas album from Bela, Vic, et al. Christmas music during the holidays is a big item around my house — we’ve got old traditional Irish, Pavarotti, Vienna Boys’ Choir, etc., etc., but I’m always especially on the lookout for jazz. This could breathe some new life into the season!

  3. John Hilderbrand Avatar

    Carl, be on the lookout for a post about all of the various jazzy holiday music coming your way this year. I’ve been working on it bit by bit and I expect to have it ready in the next week or so.

  4. […] up the various jazz seasonal recordings when I first learned about the new Christmas recording from Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. I’ve gotten a good number and am breaking them into separate posts. Here are some of the […]

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