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Fly, Craig Taborn Trio

Duration:
1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 August 2010

A second chance to hear performances by pianist Craig Taborn's trio and American super-group Fly, comprising bassist Larry Grenadier, drummer Jeff Ballard and saxophonist Mark Turner.

Ballard and Grenadier are probably best known as members of pianist Brad Mehldau's trio. They met Turner in the 1990s and though they've individually collaborated with the likes of Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Joshua Redman, they say "Fly needed to happen" such is their shared instinct for expansive, intelligent and emotive improvised music. In the words of Brad Mehldau, "it's music that hits the head and then seeps into the heart".

Taborn has visited the UK frequently as keyboard player of choice for the likes of Tim Berne and Chris Potter, but this concert saw him bring his own acoustic trio to London for the first time. With Thomas Morgan on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums, he performs a spellbinding set of complex compositions and intricate improvisations.

Music Played

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Fly recorded at Charlie Wright’s, London on X November 2009

    • Line up: Jeff Ballard (drums), Mark Turner (saxophone), Larry Grenadier (bass)

    • Image for Fly

      Fly Lady B

      Composer: Jeff Ballard

    • Image for Fly

      Fly The Fruit

      Composer: Bud Powell

    • Image for Fly

      Fly Untitled

      Composer: Mark Turner

    • Image for Fly

      Fly Jj

      Composer: Larry Grenadier

    • Image for Fly

      Fly State of the Union

      Composer: Larry Grenadier

  • Jez interviews Craig Taborn

  • Craig Taborn recorded at The Vortex, London 7 December 2009

    • Line up: Craig Taborn (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums)

    • Image for Craig Taborn

      Craig Taborn Bodies We Came Out Of

      Composer: Craig Taborn

    • Image for Craig Taborn

      Craig Taborn Chorales

      Composer: Craig Taborn

    • Image for Craig Taborn

      Craig Taborn Light Made Lighter

      Composer: Craig Taborn

    • Image for Craig Taborn

      Craig Taborn Maelan

      Composer: Craig Taborn

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