A staple of my college hipster alterna-music scene, Bela Fleck & Co's jazz-lite, bass thumpin', banjo-plucking tunes are endless fun. Their latest effort is a triple (yes, triple) CD called Little Worlds. The liners mention a one-CD version, but I haven't seen it around. Featuring an impressive array of guist musicians from Bobby McFerrin to the Chieftains, this set is a sprawling landscape of what the band and their friends are capable of. Most of it is really cool, though a couple of tunes are skippable, as is to be expected on such a large album. Zillions of instruments are used all over the place, and it's a bit much in a couple of instances. But the whole thing keeps you engaged. Most importantly and despite all this, most of the tunes feel like the good ol' Flectone music we know and love. The sound itself is quite excellent.