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Fly—Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard—to Tour Europe, States

Coming straight off a stint at the Vanguard with Brad Mehldau, the über-rhythm-section of Jeff Ballard (drums) and Larry Grenadier (bass) is rejoining postbop saxophonist Mark Turner to tour Europe as Fly.

Fly released one self-titled disc (pictured) on Savoy in 2004, about which JazzTimes critic Aaron Steinberg raved, “If your ears are starved for innovative jazz that blends punchy sax lines and dense, wild, worldbeat-flavored bass and drum rhythms, let this newly formed trio with an amazing pedigree fill the bill.”

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