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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones: Live Art

Angus Batey, New Musical Express, July 1997

PERIPATETIC FOOTBALL manager and TV raconteur Ron Atkinson once memorably berated an errant striker's inability in front of goal by claiming that "he couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo". Happily, Béla Fleck realises the banjo is a musical instrument, not a device for maiming livestock.

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