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Fly / Sky & Country
Album:Sky & Country Collection:Jazz
Artist:Fly Added:05/2009
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

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Add Date:2009-06-07 Pull Date:2009-08-09 Charts:Jazz
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The Heart of KZSU

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-06-07 
FLY: Sky & Country
ECM, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – One of the most influential groups in jazz is also one of the most remarkably coherent trios. They slip through shape-shifting musical obstacle courses with relaxed poise, all the while engaging in a constant 3-way conversation: listen close, and you’ll be amazed at how much goes on here. In a recent concert review, I called these guys “a trio of badass philosophers.” That pretty much sums it up.

Mark Turner - saxophones
Larry Grenadier - bass
Jeff Ballard - drums

* * * * * | Try any track, they’re all good!

1. 7:22 – calm midtempo: convoluted melody, nice groove, thoughtful solos
2. 6:38 – icy intro, then a laid-back folksy groove vs. questioning soprano sax
3. 5:15 – cool sound: nifty backbeat against unresolved melodic lines
4. 7:29 – serene stroll, carefully paced, simple melody; turns shifty in middle
5. 5:05 – mid/uptempo: melodic phrases ride over undulating rapids
6. 10:33 – introspective sax morphs into creeping trio, cool round of solos
7. 5:44 – energetic start, almost a waltz: spins lightly, sax digs in
8. 8:36 – slow, mysterious: becomes a haughty walk, then a happy li’l stroll
9. 10:55 – spare propulsive groove, operates at multiple gears; solos all ‘round

[ Fo ] 06/07/09

Track Listing
1.Lady B 5.Dharma Days
2.Sky & Country 6.Ananda Nanda
3.Elena Berenjena 7.Perla Morena
4.C.J. 8.Transfigured
 9.Super Sister