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Jorge Rossy Live At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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As one of the most successful drummers of his generation, Jorge Rossy has lived in the States for many years, where he played before large audiences with the Brad Mehldau Trio and collaborated with jazz greats such as Paquito D'Rivera, Woody Shaw and Charlie Haden. In 2000 he moved back to his birthplace, Barcelona, where he began focusing on the piano and the vibraphone. In his current quintet he plays vibraphone. His recent album Beyond Sunday ...

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Jorge Rossy Vibes Quintet: Beyond Sunday

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The dreamy “Beyond Sunday" opens this recording and sets the pace for the whole album. Whilst leader Jorge Rossy is better known as a drummer, especially with Brad Mehldau's trio with whom he's made a dozen records, he's only playing vibes here. Meanwhile the drumming is taken care of by the legendary Al Foster. Whilst this quintet line-up isn't quite the same, the overall approach is not a million miles from the artful and reflective Modern Jazz Quartet. The MJQ ...

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Jorge Rossy: When Rhythm Becomes Harmony

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Jorge Rossy arrived at Berklee College of Music in 1990 to study trumpet, despite already being a professional drummer. In Boston, the front line musicians--most of them were his teachers at the school--would hire him to play important gigs. Even with this brief anecdote one can get an idea about the Spanish multi-instrumentalist's special charisma and faculties.Since then, he has played with lot of fine musicians around the world, including saxophonists Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake and ...


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