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Fly Trio
Year Of The Snake

Mark Turner tenor saxophone
Larry Grenadier double-bass
Jeff Ballard drums
 
The Western Lands I
Festival Tune
The Western Lands II
Brothersister
Diorite
Kingston
Salt and Pepper
The Western Lands III
Benj
Year Of The Snake
The Western Lands IV
The Western Lands V

Recorded January 2011
ECM 2235
 
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On its second ECM CD, recorded in New York last year, Fly continues to overturn the conventions of the sax/bass/drums trio. Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard share freedom and responsibilities in a democratically-constituted band of equals, which is never about soloist-and-accompaniment. More often coolheaded and thoughtful than incantatory, the trio’s music subtly interweaves improvisation and composition; there are some deep conversations, and reflections on jazz history, taking place inside it. All three members contribute tunes to the programme of “Year of the Snake”, which builds on the achievements of the earlier “Sky and Country” (“Clever, expert, 100% engaged, and very musical” – The Guardian).

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