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Mark Turner/Jeff Ballard/Larry Grenadier: FLY

Bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard go all the way back to gigging together in their teenage years in Northern California. The two met tenor player Mark Turner after moving east, and Ballard made this group a proper trio a few years later when he had the opportunity to contribute an original work to a Chick Corea recording project. Savoy approached Mark Turner after his contract with Warner Bros. expired, and Turner suggested this collective trio instead.

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