Amazon.com Widgets

Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds: Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, July 10, 2013

By Published: | 3,981 views
A standing ovation greeted the end of the set, and although no encore was forthcoming—too often crowds believe an encore is an automatic right, as opposed to a gift rewarding clamor—nobody was complaining.

For twenty plus years Ballard has been a little in the shadows of the giants for whom he has kept time, from Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
1930 - 2004
piano
to Chick Corea
Chick Corea
Chick Corea
b.1941
piano
, Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny
b.1954
guitar
and Brad Mehldau
Brad Mehldau
Brad Mehldau
b.1970
piano
. Maybe now his moment has arrived to step out as a leader and Fairgrounds could well be the perfect vehicle. If the quartet sounds this good after just a handful of gigs, it's exciting to imagine where it might be a year or two down the line.

comments powered by Disqus
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Article Search