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Jeff Ballard Trio: Time's Tales

Read "Time's Tales" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

World-class drummer Jeff Ballard (Chick Corea's New Trio, Brad Mehldau Trio) goes above and beyond the call of duty on his first album as a leader. Celebrated for his modern jazz drumming, spanning bop and the outside spectrum, he expands his wares on this eventful trio release by flawlessly engineering a consortium of high-spirited pieces. With ...

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Jeff Ballard Trio: Time's Tales

Read "Time's Tales" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer Jeff Ballard sure knows how to pick his playmates. In drafting one-of-a-kind guitarist Lionel Loueke and the focused-yet-irrepressible Miguel Zenon on saxophone, Ballard managed to create the most exciting trio to emerge in recent memory.

While this album is Ballard's long-awaited leader debut, it's more tempting to dub it a leaderless or ...

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Jeff Ballard Trio: Time's Tales

Read "Time's Tales" reviewed by Ian Patterson

For several decades Jeff Ballard has been the first call drummer for a host of contemporary jazz's biggest names, notably pianist Brad Mehldau, with whom Ballard has played since 2005. Of late, however, Ballard has gone it alone. The 2013 debut shows of his quartet Fairgrounds, featuring electronics musician/bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Tigran Hamasyan and guitarist ...