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Béla Fleck Discography

Béla Fleck was a member of the Boston based bluegrass group Tasty Licks at the end of the 1970's. He released his first solo LP in 1979. In the early 1980's he was a member of Spectrum and, from late 1981 to 1989, New Grass Revival. The other members of New Grass Revival during this period were Pat Flynn, John Cowan, and Sam Bush. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones were formed in 1988. The original line-up of the group was Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, Future Man (Roy Wooten) and Howard Levy. Levy left the band in 1992 and they continued as a trio until Jeff Coffin joined them in 1997. In addition to recordings as a member of these groups Fleck has recorded solo albums, collaborative albums and made numerous contributions to the recordings of other musicians.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome

Solo, group leader/co-leader, collaborations

Solo, group leader/co-leader, collaborations: albums

info Tasty Licks, Tasty Licks, 1978
info Crossing The Tracks, Béla Fleck, 1979
info Anchored To The Shore, Tasty Licks, 1979
info Opening Roll, Spectrum, 1980
info Fiddle Tunes for Banjo, Tony Trischka / Bill Keith / Béla Fleck, 1981
info Live In Japan, Spectrum, 1981
info Natural Bridge, Béla Fleck, 1982
info It's Too Hot For Words, Spectrum, 1982
info Live, New Grass Revival, 1984
info On The Boulevard, New Grass Revival, 1984
info Deviation, Béla Fleck, 1984
info Double Time, Béla Fleck, 1984
info Inroads, Béla Fleck, 1986
info New Grass Revival, New Grass Revival, 1986
info Hold To A Dream, New Grass Revival, 1987
info Drive, Béla Fleck, 1988
info Friday Night In America, New Grass Revival, 1989
info Telluride Sessions, Strength in Numbers, 1989
info Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 1990
info Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 1991
info UFO Tofu, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 1992
info Solo Banjo Works, Tony Trischka / Bela Fleck, 1992
info Three Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Béla Fleck, 1993
info Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Béla Fleck, 1995
info Live Art, Béla Fleck, 1996
info Tabula Rasa, Jie Bing Chen, V M Bhatt, Béla Fleck, 1996
info Uncommon Ritual, Edgar Meyer with Béla Fleck and Mike Marshall, 1997
info Left Of Cool, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 1998
info The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2, Béla Fleck, 1999
info Outbound, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2000
info Perpetual Motion, Béla Fleck, 2001
info Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology, Joshua Bell / Sam Bush / Bela Fleck / Yo-Yo Ma et al, 2001
info Live At The Quick, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2002
info Little Worlds, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2003
info Ten From Little Worlds, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2003
info Music For Two, Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer, 2004
info The Hidden Land, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2006
info Enchantment, Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, 2007
info Jingle All The Way, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2008
info Throw Down Your Heart, Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions, Béla Fleck, 2009
info The Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto & Music for Trio, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, 2009
info Rocket Science, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2011
no info Throw Down Your Heart: Africa Sessions Part 2, Béla Fleck, 2010
no info Across The Imaginary Divide, Béla Fleck And The Marcus Roberts Trio, 2012
no info The Impostor, Béla Fleck with the Nashville Symphony, 2013
no info Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, 2014
no info Two, Chick Corea / Béla Fleck, 2015
no info Banjo Banjo, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, 2016
no info Echo In The Valley, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, 2017
no info Juno Concerto, Béla Fleck With The Colorado Symphony, 2017
no info The Ripple Effect, Béla Fleck And Toumani Diabaté, 2020
info My Bluegrass Heart, Béla Fleck, 2021

Solo, group leader or co-leader: compilations

info Daybreak, Béla Fleck, 1988
info Places, Béla Fleck, 1988
info The Best Of New Grass Revival, New Grass Revival, 1994
info Greatest Hits of the 20th Century, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 1999
info Outbound / Ten from Little Worlds / Live at the Quick, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, 2004
info Grass Roots: The Best of New Grass Revival, New Grass Revival, 2005

Solo, group leader or co-leader previously unreleased tracks on various artist compilations

info 1992 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Incredibly Live, Various Artists, 1994
info Best Of Mountain Stage, Vol. 7, Various Artists, 1994
info A Different Mozart: A Contemporary Collection, Various Artists, 1996
info Twang!: A Tribute to Hank Marvin & the Shadows, Various Artists, 1996
info Jazz Christmas Party, Various Artists, 1997
info Alive At Twenty Five: The Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Silver Anniversary, Various Artists, 1998
info A Tribute to John Hartford: Live From Mountain Stage, Various Artists, 2001
info Montreal Jazz Festival, Various Artists, 2002
info Live From Bonnaroo, Various Artists, 2002
info The Country Bears Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2002
info Live From Bonnaroo Music Festival 2003, Various Artists, 2003
info Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Reflections, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2003
info Appalachian Picking Society, Various Artists, 2004
info Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now, Various Artists, 2005
info Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman, Various Artists, 2006

Solo, group leader or co-leader previously released tracks on various artist compilations

info New Acoustic Music, Various Artists, 1984
info Rounder Folk, Various Artists, 1986
info Rounder Banjo, Various Artists, 1987
info Rounder Bluegrass Two, Various Artists, 1988
info Bluegrass Class Of 90, Various Artists, 1990
info Jazziz 3: Jazziz on Disc, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1990
info The Stained Glass Hour: Bluegrass and Old Timey Gospel Music, Various Artists, 1991
info Full House (Sampler), Various Artists, 1991
info A Little on the CD Side, Vol. 3: A New Music Sampler, Various Artists, 1991
info Son Of Rounder Banjo, Various Artists, 1992
info Fall Fashions: Warner Bros. Jazz Sampler, Various Artists, 1992
info Putumayo Presents the Best of World, Vol. 2: Instrumental, Various Artists, 1993
info Everytime I Feel the Spirit: The Best of Sugar Hill Gospel, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1993
info Hand-Picked: 25 Years of Bluegrass on Rounder Records, Various Artists, 1995
info Hills of Home: 25 Years of Folk Music on Rounder Records, Various Artists, 1995
info The Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records, Various Artists, 1995
info Rockin' the Country, Various Artists, 1995
info Top of the Hill Bluegrass: The Sugar Hill Collection, Various Artists, 1995
info Blue Ribbon Banjo, Various Artists, 1996
info Songs Of The Louvin Brothers, Various Artists, 1997
info Songs Of The Stanley Brothers, Various Artists, 1997
info Amazing Grace, Vol. 2: A Country Salute to Gospel, Various Artists, 1997
info Travel Channel Presents: Songs From Around The World, Various Artists, 1998
info New Visions: The New Acoustics, Various Artists, 1998
info Generations of Bluegrass, Vol. 1: Pickers & Fiddlers, Various Artists, 1998
info Generations of Bluegrass, Vol. 2: Shoulder to Shoulder, Various Artists, 1999
info Generations of Bluegrass, Vol. 3: Legendary Pickers, Various Artists, 1999
info Sacred Voices: An A Capella Gospel Collection, Various Artists, 1999
info Newgrass: Modern Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2000
no info 10th Annual GPU Berks Jazz Fest CD, Various Artists, 2000
info Cool Blue Rocks: Rock 'N' Roll in the Bluegrass Tradition, Various Artists, 2001
info BET on Jazz Presents: Jazz Now, Various Artists, 2001
info The Rough Guide to Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2001
info Roots Music: An American Journey, Various Artists, 2001
info American Roots Music, Various Artists, 2001
info Bluegrass Mountain Style, Various Artists, 2002
info Bluegrass Goes to Town: Pop Songs Bluegrass Style, Various Artists, 2002
info True Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2002
info The Sweet Sounds Of Superfly Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2002
info Essential Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2003
info Rough Guide: American Roots Box, Various Artists, 2003
info Bluegrass Today, Various Artists, 2004
info Can't You Hear Me Callin': Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music, Various Artists, 2004
info The Best Of Can't You Hear Me Callin': Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music, Various Artists, 2004
info Bluegrass Express, Various Artists, 2004
info Pure Pickin': Classic Bluegrass Instrumentals, Various Artists, 2004
info 20 Best of Bluegrass, Various Artists, 2004
info Jazziz: Critics & Readers Choice: The Best of 2003, Various Artists, 2004
info The Copland Collection, Various Artists, 2006
info Classics For A New Century, Various Artists, 2006
info Revolutions In Sound: Warner Bros. Records: The First Fifty Years (USB), Various Artists, 2008
info Sinner's Prayer, Various Artists, 2008
info Rounder Records: Record Store Day: April 18, 2009, Various Artists, 2009
no info Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert, Various Artists, 2010
info The Rounder Records Story, Various Artists, 2010
info Beginner's Guide To Hoedown, Various Artists, 2011
no info Transatlantic Sessions 5 Volume Two, Various Artists, 2012
no info Transatlantic Sessions: The Best Of Folk Director's Cut Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2014
no info Songlines: Top Of The World 105, Various Artists, 2015
no info Relix 2016 December CD Sampler, Various Artists, 2016
no info Rounder Records 2017 IBMA Sampler, Various Artists, 2017
no info Songlines: Top Of The World 134, Various Artists, 2018
no info Songlines: Top Of The World 172, Various Artists, 2021

Playing contributions to other albums

With others: Major albums

info Banjoland, Tony Trischka, 1977
info Catfish For Supper, Jon Sholle, 1979
info Fluxedo, Jerry Douglas, 1982
info Highways & Heartaches, Ricky Skaggs, 1982
info Guitar, Dan Crary, 1983
info David Grisman's Acoustic Christmas, David Grisman, 1983
info Cold on the Shoulder, Tony Rice, 1984
info Once In A Very Blue Moon, Nanci Griffith, 1984
info Hill Country, Tony Trischka, 1985
info Late As Usual, Sam Bush, 1985
no info Old Ways, Neil Young, 1985
no info Christmas Present, The Statler Brothers, 1985
info The Last of the True Believers, Nanci Griffith, 1986
info Under the Wire, Jerry Douglas, 1986
no info Partners, The Gatlin Brothers, 1986
info Riding The Midnight Train, Doc Watson, 1986
no info Walk the Way the Wind Blows, Kathy Mattea, 1986
info Changing Channels, Jerry Douglas, 1987
info Gator Strut, Mike Marshall, 1987
no info Punch the Big Guy, John Stewart, 1987
info Lone Star State Of Mind, Nanci Griffith, 1987
info Atlantic Bridge, Davy Spillane, 1988
no info Humour Me, Jesse Winchester, 1988
info Little Love Affairs, Nanci Griffith, 1988
no info Just in Time, Maura O'Connell, 1988
info Moving Pictures, Russ Barenberg, 1988
no info Love of a Lifetime, Edgar Meyer, 1988
info No Regrets, Leon Redbone, 1988
info Old 8x10, Randy Travis, 1988
info Stone from Which the Arch Was Made, Mark O'Connor, 1988
info Kentucky Thunder, Ricky Skaggs, 1989
info I Know A Good Thing, David Parmley, 1989
info Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1989
info Helpless Heart, Maura O'Connell, 1989
no info White Limozeen, Dolly Parton, 1989
no info Who Was That Stranger, Loretta Lynn, 1989
no info No Holdin' Back, Randy Travis, 1989
info A Night On The Town, Bruce Hornsby and the Range, 1990
no info Single (Across The River / Fire On The Cross), Bruce Hornsby, 1990
no info Tell Me Why, Jann Browne, 1990
no info The Great Exchange, Bruce Carroll, 1990
info My Father's Son, Ricky Skaggs, 1991
info Spring In The Old Country, Slavek Hanzlik, 1991
info The New Nashville Cats, Mark O'Connor, 1991
info New Dreams and Sunshine, Rhoda Vincent, 1991
no info EP (Set Me In Motion / Carry The Water / Barren Ground / Another Day), Bruce Hornsby, 1991
info Timeless And True Love, Rhoda Vincent, 1991
info Another Country, The Chieftains, 1992
info Stuart Duncan, Stuart Duncan, 1992
no info Danny Tate, Danny Tate, 1992
info Fat City, Shawn Colvin, 1992
info Take A Step Over, Dan Crary, 1993
info Echoes Of A Note: A Tribute to Louis "Pops" Armstrong, Tiger Okoshi, 1993
info Other Voices, Other Rooms, Nanci Griffiths, 1993
no info Charlie's Nite Life, Charlie Floyd, 1993
no info Mirrors of Embarrassment, Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit, 1993
no info In Pieces, Garth Brooks, 1993
info Womanly Arts, Liz Meyer, 1993
info Slide Zone, Roy Rogers, 1994
no info Destiny's Gate, Tish Hinojosa, 1994
info Hoist, Phish, 1994
no info Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Travis Tritt, 1994
no info Let Them Talk, Kate MacKenzie, 1994
no info Love and Luck, Marty Stuart, 1994
info Hot House, Bruce Hornsby, 1995
no info The Wheel Keeps on Rollin', Asleep At The Wheel, 1995
info Brand New Old Tyme Way, Mark Schatz, 1995
no info Jewel of the South, Rodney Crowell, 1995
info Moonlighter, Claire Lynch, 1995
no info Lone Soldier, David Grier, 1995
info Summer Solstice, Slavek Hanzlik, 1995
no info Spirits Colliding, Paul Brady, 1995
no info Hemispheres, Dan Siegel, 1995
info Strings And Wings, Radim Zenkl, 1996
info Brasil Duets, Mike Marshall, 1996
info Glamour & Grits, Sam Bush, 1996
no info Falling off the Roof, Ginger Baker, 1996
no info Aras, Curandero, 1996
info Sings Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Rice, 1996
info Fall Of My Dreams, Slavek Hanzlik, 1997
info What Did He Say?, Victor Wooten, 1997
info Doin' My Time, Aubrey Haynie, 1997
info Between Heaven And Earth, The Andy Statman Quartet, 1997
info Heritage, Darol Anger, 1997
no info Sevens, Garth Brooks, 1997
no info American Landscape, David Benoit, 1997
info Restless On The Farm, Jerry Douglas, 1998
no info Before These Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band, 1998
no info Don't Drink The Water Single, Dave Matthews Band, 1998
info Howlin' at the Moon, Sam Bush, 1998
info Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful), Nanci Griffith, 1998
no info The Words That Remain, Solas, 1998
no info Brady Seals, Brady Seals, 1998
no info Double Live, Garth Brooks, 1998
info Dawg Duos, David Grisman and guests, 1999
info The Family, The Del McCoury Band, 1999
no info The Nashville Sessions, Leftover Salmon, 1999
info Yin Yang, Victor Wooten, 1999
no info Looking out the Fishbowl, Eddie from Ohio, 1999
no info Bilbao Oo:Oh, Kepa Junkera, 1999
info Meetings With Remarkable Friends, Artie Traum, 1999
no info Kingdom Come, Charlie Peacock, 1999
info Heartbreak Town, Ronnie McCoury, 2000
info A Man Must Carry On, Aubrey Haynie, 2000
info Big Mon, Ricky Skaggs and Friends, 2000
info Ice Caps: Peaks of Telluride, Sam Bush, 2000
no info Farmhouse, Phish, 2000
info Not All Who Wander Are Lost, Chris Thile, 2001
info Full Circle, Vassar Clements, 2001
no info Scarecrow, Garth Brooks, 2001
info Blue Country Heart, Jorma Kaukonen, 2002
info Down The Old Plank Road, Chieftans, 2002
info Inside In, Mike Gordon, 2003
no info Blueprint, Natalie MacMaster, 2003
no info The Beauty of the Rain, Dar Williams, 2003
info Further Down the Old Plank Road, The Chieftains, 2003
no info Traveler, Tim O'Brien, 2003
no info Wheels Within Wheels, Rory Gallagher, 2003
no info Another Day, Solas, 2003
info The Deepest End, Gov't Mule, 2003
no info Fate's Right Hand, Rodney Crowell, 2003
no info Rendezvous in New York, Chick Corea, 2003
no info The Journey Within, Bernie Williams, 2003
no info A Fragile Stone, Michael Card, 2003
no info Folklore, Nelly Furtado, 2003
info Request, Pat Flynn, 2004
no info My Honky Tonk History, Travis Tritt, 2004
no info This World Ain't No Child, Brad Davis, 2004
info On The Road: August 7, 2004, Terra Alta, WV, String Cheese Incident, 2004
no info Full Circle, Charlie Peacock, 2004
info Part of Your History: The Songs of John Hartford, Jamie Hartford, 2005
no info Song of the Traveling Daughter, Abigail Washburn, 2005
info Bloom, Jeff Coffin Mu'tet, 2005
info The Best Kept Secret, Jerry Douglas, 2005
no info Walking Among the Living, Jon Randall, 2005
no info Sweet Reason, Mark Cosgrove, 2005
no info The Duhks, The Duhks, 2005
info Soul Grass, Bill Evans, 2006
info 3D, Casey Driessen, 2006
no info Steppin' in the Boiler House, Mark Schatz and Friends, 2006
info Myrtle Beach, SC, March 17, 2006, Ratdog, 2006
info Norfolk, VA, March 18, 2006, Ratdog, 2006
info Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, Tony Trischka, 2007
no info It's Not Big It's Large, Lyle Lovett, 2007
info Dream, Keller Williams, 2007
no info Bottom Half, Umphrey's McGee, 2007
info Guitars, McCoy Tyner, 2008
info Mutopia, Jeff Coffin Mu'tet, 2008
info Rambling Boy, Charlie Haden Family & Friends, 2008
no info Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet, Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet, 2008
info Join The Band, Little Feet, 2008
info If The World Was You, J.D. Souther, 2008
no info 1000 Miles of Life, John Oates, 2008
no info Silverlined, Donna the Buffalo, 2008
info Learning To Bend, Ben Sollee, 2008
no info End of the Front, Mark Bryan, 2008
info Some Assembly Required, Assembly Of Dust, 2009
no info Eagle, Mamer, 2009
info Almost Live, Bryan Sutton and Friends, 2009
no info 8,745 Feet: Live At Telluride, John Cowan, 2009
no info Prelude, Alex Hargreaves, 2010
no info Ages, Lorraine Feather, 2010
info Memories Of John, The John Hartford Stringband, 2010
no info Charleston, SC 1966, Darius Rucker, 2010
no info The House Rules, Christian Kane, 2010
no info Tumble Bee: Sings Folk Songs for Children, Laura Veirs, 2011
no info Tha Funk Capital of the World, Bootsy Collins, 2011
info Old Brooklyn, Andy Statman, 2011
info Transatlantic Sessions 5: Volume One, Various Artists with Jerry Douglas & Aly Bain, 2011
no info Follow Me Down, Sarah Jarosz, 2011
info Garcia Live: Volume Two: August 5th 1990 Greek Theatre, Jerry Garcia Band, 2013

With others: single artist compilations

info Everything Is Gonna Work out Fine, Jerry Douglas, 1987
info A Few Old Memories, Hazel Dickens, 1987
no info A Collection of Hits, Kathy Mattea, 1990
no info Greatest Hits, Volume One, Randy Travis, 1992
no info Greatest Hits, Volume Two, Randy Travis, 1992
no info The MCA Years: A Retrospective, Nanci Griffith, 1993
no info Small Worlds: The Crowell Collection 1978-1995, Rodney Crowell, 2002
no info Nobody Knows: The Best of Paul Brady, Paul Brady, 2002
no info My Blue Tears, Rhonda Vincent, 2002
no info Trail of Memories: the Randy Travis Anthology, Randy Travis, 2002
info 58957: The Bluegrass Guitar Collection, Tony Rice, 2003
info Will The Circle Be Unbroken, The Trilogy, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 2003
no info The Complete MCA Studio Recordings, Nanci Griffith, 2003
no info The Very Best of Randy Travis, Randy Travis, 2004
no info Acoustic Jazz Guitar, Artie Traum, 2004
no info Waitin' for the Sun to Shine/Highways & Heartaches, Ricky Skaggs, 2005
no info In Good Company, Jimmy Gaudreau, 2006
no info The Essential Chieftains, The Chieftains, 2006
info Best of the Sugar Hill Years, Jerry Douglas, 2007
info 12, Keller Williams, 2007
no info The Best of Edgar Meyer, Edgar Meyer, 2007
no info A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, Alison Krauss, 2007
info The Best Of 2: Slide of Hand/Slide Zone, Roy Rogers, 2007
no info The Ultimate Hits, Garth Brooks, 2007
info Best of the Sugar Hill Years, Doc Watson, 2008
no info Dolly, Dolly Parton, 2009
no info Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury, Del McCoury, 2009
no info The Best Of, Nelly Furtado, 2010
no info Let the Picture Paint Itself / Jewel of the South, Rodney Crowell, 2011
no info The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord, Chick Corea, 2011
info An Adventure 1999-2009, Mike Marshall, 2011

With others: various artist compilations

info The Great Dobro Sessions, Various Artists, 1994
info Philo So Far: The 20th Anniversary Folk Sampler, Various Artists, 1994
info A Woman's Heart 2, Various Artists, 1994
info Legacy: A Tribute to the First Generation of Bluegrass, Various Artists, 1997
info Acoustic Holidays, Various Artists, 1998
info Bluegrass Breakdown, 14 Instrumentals, Various Artists, 1998
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 5, Various Artists, 2000
info Long Journey Home: Bluegrass Songs of the Stanley Brothers, Various Artists, 2002
info O Sister 2: The Women's Bluegrass Collection, Various Artists, 2002
info The Other Side of the Mountain: Bluegrass, Newgrass and Beyond, Various Artists, 2002
info The Old Home Place: Bluegrass and Old-Time Mountain Music, Various Artists, 2003
info Bluegrass All Stars: Sixteen Grand Slams from Sugar Hill, Various Artists, 2004
info Merlefest Live! The Best of 2003, Various Artists, 2004
info Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 30 Years, Various Artists, 2005
no info What About Me?: 1 Giant Leap Soundtrack, Various Artists, 2009
info The Rounder Records Story, Various Artists, 2010
no info Christmas From the Blue Note, Various Artists, 2011

Last updated January 2010