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Joel Ross – Who Are You (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Joel Ross – Who Are You (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:09:59 minutes | 1,5 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records

Joel Ross – Who Are You? If the digital album is purchased, you will receive the full album via email upon release October 23, 2020. In 2019, vibraphonist & composer Joel Ross issued his Blue Note debut KingMaker to peer acknowledgment and wide critical acclaim.

At the age of 25, Joel Ross is considered one of the most exciting vibraphonists of his generation. That said, competition is hardly fierce. The Chicago-born Brooklyn-based student of Stefon Harris has chosen a pretty rare instrument that unfortunately doesn’t entice many jazzmen. Nevertheless, his second album, released on Blue Note, unleashes the vibraphone’s true potential. It’s hardly surprising that big names like Makaya McCraven, Gerald Clayton, Ambrose Akinmusire, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Wynton Marsalis have called upon his services. As a solid leader, a virtuoso who never shows off and a diligent composer, Ross is at the head of his Good Vibes band here with Jeremy Corren on piano, Immanuel Wilkins on sax, Kanoa Mendenhall on bass and Jeremy Dutton on drums. They’re a close-knit gang who master poetic (Dream), melancholic (Vartha) and much more uptempo (Marsheland) sequences. For five compositions, Joel Ross even adds more lyricism by inviting along the harpist Brandee Younger. But whatever he plays, whatever he suggests, it’s his rhythmic energy that permeates every corner of Who Are You?. – Marc Zisman


01. Joel Ross – Dream
02. Joel Ross – Calling
03. Joel Ross – Home
04. Joel Ross – More?
05. Joel Ross – After The Rain
06. Joel Ross – Vartha
07. Joel Ross – Marsheland
08. Joel Ross – Waiting On a Solemn Reminiscence
09. Joel Ross – King’s Loop
10. Joel Ross – The Nurturer
11. Joel Ross – Gato’s Gift
12. Joel Ross – When My Head Is Cold
13. Joel Ross – Harmonee
14. Joel Ross – Such Is Life
15. Joel Ross – 3-1-2


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