Miles Davis Podcast: Fly
One of the most amazing improvisational trios in jazz today is Fly featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. The trio has been together since 2004 and their music is based on collective improvisation, creative compositions and virtuosic jazz playing. Having grown up with Larry and Jeff in the Bay Area and having known Mark since the late 1990’s, I was well aware of their passion for the Prestige era Miles recordings which prompted me to include these musicians in the series. Although that mid to late 1950’s Miles material is nothing like what Fly plays, it is still quite influential to each musician and the trio as a whole.
Fly recommends these recordings:
Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet
Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet
Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet
Concord Music Group
Verve Music Group
The Miles Davis Podcast Series features a cast of world class musicians sharing their passion for the music of Miles Davis. A collaborative project of Legacy Recordings, Concord Music Group, Verve Records & Rhino, the series is produced by Vella Interactive.
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