Fly Trio | Year Of The Snake | ECM 2235

Fly Trio | Year Of The Snake | ECM 2235
ECM 2235April 2012

Mark Turner: tenor saxophone
Larry Grenadier: double bass
Jeff Ballard: drums

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).