Jeff Ballard has released “The Man’s Gone” from his upcoming album Fairgrounds.
The drummer, who is co-leader of the group Fly and one-third of the Brad Mehldau Trio, last released an album as bandleader in 2014. Speaking on his upcoming release, Ballard had this to say: “Totally freedom was the only restriction. Structures came from content, or sometimes the structure was already there if we happen to play a specific song but it would be a very new version each time.”
Fairgrounds is due out January 25. Listen to “The Man’s Gone” below: