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Album: Outbound
Artist: Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
2000 Columbia (Sony Music Entertainment Inc.)
CD: 498921 2

Band members:
Béla Fleck: banjos (2, 4-6, 9, 11-15), steel guitar (7, 16), paradise guitar (3)
Jeff Coffin: tenor sax (2-4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13), alto sax (1), soprano sax (4, 5, 12, 14, 15), alto flute (7, 9, 14, 16), clarinet (11)
Future Man (a.k.a. Royel): synth-axe drumitar (2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 14), acoustic drums (4, 6-8, 12, 13, 15), electric drums (4, 5, 7-8, 11-15), samples (8), lead vocals (3, 9)
Victor Lemonte Wooten: electric basses (2-7, 9, 11-15), vocals (6)
(No performing credits given for track 17)

Additional musicians:
Sandip Burman: tabla (2, 3, 6, 9, 14)
Paul Hanson: bassoon (2, 3, 13, 15), soprano sax (5), tenor sax (1)
Paul McCandless: oboe (5), English horn (7), soprano sax (1, 3-5), penny whistle (2)
John Medeski: B3 organ (5, 8, 9)
Adrian Belew: electric guitar (5, 7, 9)
Edgar Meyer: acoustic basses (14, 15)
Andy Narell: steel pans (10-14)
Mark Feldman: violin (6)
Rita Sahai: vocals (3, 11, 14, 16)
Ondar: Tuvan throat singing (3)
Jon Anderson: vocals (3, 9)
Shawn Colvin: vocals (3, 5, 7, 9)
The Love Sponge String Quartet (Kristin Wilkinson—viola, John Catchings—cello, David Davidson—violin, David Angell—violin) (2-4, 11, 13)

String arrangements by Fleck/Coffin/Wilkinson
Horns arranged by Coffin/Fleck (1)

Produced by Béla Fleck
Engineered by Richard Battalgia, Robert Battalgia, Béla Fleck
2nd engineers: Zach Newton, Tracy Hackney

Tracks:
1. intro (0:41)
2. Hoe Down [Aaron Copland] (4:54)
3. A Moment So Close [Fleck] (4:48)
4. Zona Mona [Coffin/Fleck] (5:02)
5. Hall of Mirrors [Fleck] (4:53)
6. Earth Jam [Wooten/Fleck/Futureman] (5:55)
7. Something She Said [Fleck] (3:36)
8. ovombo summit [Futureman] (0:39)
9. Aimum [Futureman/Fleck/Wooten] (5:51)
10. prelude (0:42)
11. Lover's Leap [Fleck] (4:16)
12. Outbound [Fleck] (4:52)
13. Scratch & Sniff [Fleck/Wooten] (5:00)
14. Shuba Yatra [Fleck] (4:41)
15. That Old Thing [Fleck] (3:21)
16. reprise (0:46)
17. Two-Timers [Wooten] (3:51)

Notes:
(*****) Anderson is most clearly heard on (3), but also provides harmony vocals on (9). Outbound won the 2001 Contemporary Jazz Album Grammy. The synth-axe drumitar is an instrument of Future Man's own invention. (HP, 13 Jan 02)


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