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In the era of individual “star” instrumentalists, the idea of a truly collective trio can be a difficult concept to fathom. Yet collectivity is what the FLY trio strives for; and collectivity is what they so unabashedly and unquestionably achieve. Ballard, Grenadier and Turner represent three rather distinct musical personalities — simultaneously complimentary and contrasting — who have created a cohesive unit that expresses each part while creating an uniquely realized whole. In other words, they celebrate the group, without sacrificing the individual. “FLY is progressively bringing together many musical elements, traditions, histories and mysteries,” says Turner

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Joel August

Growing up in the '60s and '70s Joel was influenced by the the music of the day Santana, David Gilmore and Peter White. His first two Albums Dream and Distant Shores were inspired by the landscapes of his travels through life. Currently playing in Manhattan and Brooklyn his New Release Scarsdale 45 represents a new direction in Smooth jazz.

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Mark Turner Quartet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Mark Turner did not sit still in the past year. The American saxophonist released a successful duo album on ECM Records with pianist Ethan Iverson and played alongside famed trumpeter Tom Harrell at the Village Vanguard. This performance at BIMHUIS features his brand new band, after his sold-out performances as a member of Fly, the all-star ...

Fly

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Fly.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Fly Trio al Parco della Musica di Roma

Read "Fly Trio al Parco della Musica di Roma" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Fly Parco della Musica Roma 22.01.2018 Originariamente nato nel 2000 come Jeff Ballard Trio e successivamente diventato Fly, il trio costituito da Mark Turner ai sassofoni, Jeff Ballard alla batteria e Larry Grenadier al contrabbasso ha realizzato solo tre album in tutti questi anni, a cominciare dall'omonimo Fly su Savoy ...

The Musician

Read "The Musician" reviewed by John Kelman

As people age, it's not uncommon to commemorate birthday milestones--specifically, those marking the passing of decades--with special celebrations, ranging from parties to vacations. In most cases, however, these festivities are private events, restricted to family and friends. Not Chick Corea. When this renowned pianist/keyboardist, composer, bandleader and guest participant in countless projects ...

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Fly

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Label: BlueLand Records
Released: 2015
Duration: 03:50

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Mark Turner: Lathe of Heaven

Read "Mark Turner: Lathe of Heaven" reviewed by John Kelman

Given that he's participated on no fewer than six recordings on ECM over the past six years-- two this year alone, with drummer Billy Hart's sophomore effort for the label, One is the Other (2014), and pianist Stefano Bollani's career-defining Joy In Spite Of Everything (2014)--it's no surprise to find Mark Turner finally getting his own ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mark Turner Quartet: Lathe of Heaven

Read "Lathe of Heaven" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Saxophonist Mark Turner favors quality over quantity. Lathe of Heaven--his first outing as a leader since 2001--is his first on the ECM label. Turner has hardly been absent from the music scene as the intervening years have seen him as a sideman for guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and saxophonist David Binney among many others. He's gathered strong ...

Fly

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013


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