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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.”

Below are dates and locations for the European tour, as well as info on stateside gigs planned for Jan. 2007. Fly also plans to release a second album sometime next year.

October 21

Salle Astree de Villeurbanne

Villeurbanne (Lyon), France

October 22

Le Cheval Blanc

Schiltigheim (Strasburg), France

October 23

Kulturhaus am Karlstorbahnhof

Heidelberg, Germany

October 24-25


Paris, France

October 26

Cultuurcentrum Luchtbal

Antwerp, Belgium

October 28

Aula der Staatlichen Fachoberschule

Memmingen, Germany

October 29

Auditorium F. Melotti

Rovereto, Italy

October 31


London, England

November 1

Vetjysk Musikkonservatorium

Esbjerg, Denmark

November 2


Aarhus, Denmark

November 3

Jazz House

Copenhagen, Denmark

November 5

Jazz Festival Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Bosnia

November 6

Porgy and Bess

Wein, Austria

November 7

Kosovelov Dom

Sezana, Slovenia

January 17-20

Jazz Bistro

St. Louis, MO

January 23


Oakland, CA

January 24-28

Jazz Bakery

Culver City, CA

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