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By: Jazz North Of 49  09-12-2011

Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard: Fly
Gesù centre de créativité
Montreal
June 28, 2011, 6pm

Fly is a trio that requires your full attention. Otherwise, its sonic pleasures and subtleties may pass right through you without a trace.

The democratic ideal that inspired Fly’s conception is, in part, what makes this demanding music: three distinct musical trains-of-thought forging forward on seemingly divergent paths. This tension does not only apply to the improvisational space within a piece, but also to the body of work chosen to present to the listener.

With each member contributing compositions of his own, the arc and flow of the evening’s performance stands in stark contrast to an evening dedicated to a singular compositional vision. And, like any democracy, its quality depends on who or what has been chosen to represent the whole.


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