Mark Turner / Larry Grenadier / Jeff Ballard: Child's Play
Composed by Jeff Ballard.
Recorded: New York, June 16-18, 2003
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Ballard's highly melodic drums open this tune, soon followed by Grenadier's bass. Turner enters last, almost on tiptoe, with his usual soft tone, but once the three are together the interaction progressively becomes thick and telepathic. In fact this relationship between three highly compatible musicians is the center of interest of a tune without any real melody or structure. It keeps our ears awake from beginning to end through the sheer collective creativity and empathy of the players.
Reviewer: Thierry Quénum
Tags: 2000s jazz