Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Jie-Bing Chen, Bela Fleck – Tabula Rasa (1996) [Reissue 2001]
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Foremost innovator on the banjo, Béla Fleck is joined by Hindustani master V. M. Bhatt and Chinese virtuoso Jie-Bing Chen in a collaboration that begins with a clean slate and culminates in a masterpiece of synthesis. Adding poignant but subtle coloring to this unique work are Hindustani flutist Ronu Majumdar and violinist Sangeeta Shankar, as well the Karnatak percussionist Puvalur Srinivasan on mridangam.
Another in the series of successful and intriguing collaborations involving adventurous Hindustani musician Bhatt. This time it’s American banjo wizard of the genre crossing variety, Bela Fleck, joining Bhatt along with Chinese erh-hu virtuoso Tie-Bing Chen. They are accompanied by Sangeeta Shankar on violin as well as Ronu Majumdar’s flute and the percussion of P. Srinivasan. Spontaneous artistic creativity that defies geography and categories.
Béla Fleck – Banjo
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – Mohan veena
Jie-Bing Chen – Erhu
Ronu Majumdar – Bansuri
Sangeeta Shankar – Violin
Poovalur Sriji (Srinivasan) – Mridangam