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Content by tag "Ross Hammond"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

BAN BAM: Music Talking

Read "BAN BAM: Music Talking" reviewed by Ian Patterson

BAN BAM
The Complex
jny:Dublin, Ireland
November 25, 2017

BAN BAM is a new, one-day festival by Improvised Music Company--an initiative to address the gender imbalance in jazz/improvised music. A related All About Jazz article covered the conversations by industry professionals around the gender issue that took place in the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ross Hammond & Jon Bafus: Masonic Lawn

Read "Masonic Lawn" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Guitarist Ross Hammond's radar blip keeps flickering across a multi-genre display the past several years, whether leading experimental jazz ensembles or morphing pre-conceived boundaries into other spheres. The Sacramento-based artist has performed with composer, reedman Vinnie Golia, drummer Mike Pride and a host of other cutting-edge progressive jazz heroes. On this release, Hammond unites his multifaceted ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Ross Hammond: in solo e in duo con Vinny Golia

Read "Ross Hammond: in solo e in duo con Vinny Golia" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dopo diversi anni di attività svolta principalmente nell'ambito del jazz e della musica improvvisata, il chitarrista Ross Hammond ha recentemente intrapreso una nuova direzione musicale abbandonando temporaneamente la chitarra elettrica in favore dello strumento acustico, in versione 12 corde o resofonica, e ha inciso una serie di album per chitarra acustica tra i più belli degli ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ross Hammond: Follow Your Heart

Read "Follow Your Heart" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Have you doubted the existence of God? Wondered if there is a place called heaven? You may react to those questions with an emphatic “no," or, if your answer is you have “no doubts," you posses a substance called faith, an article beyond reason and knowledge. Listening to Follow You Heart by guitarist Ross Hammond bolsters ...

Ross Hammond, Sameer Gupta: Upward

Read "Upward" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dopo aver pubblicato lo scorso anno il bellissimo Flight, album di sola chitarra acustica dove rivisitava la tradizione blues e gospel nello stile American Primitive, il chitarrista Ross Hammond si prende un'altra vacanza dall'ambiente jazzistico dove è più conosciuto con un nuovo lavoro completamente acustico. Questa volta si fa accompagnare dal percussionista di origini indiane Sameer ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ross Hammond: Flight

Read "Flight" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Ross Hammond è un chitarrista jazz americano molto attivo da una dozzina di anni sulla scena della musica improvvisata in California, dove risiede. Per il suo ultimo CD realizzato in completa solitudine ha voluto effettuare una sorta di ritorno alle radici, andando ad esplorare quel territorio conosciuto come American Primitive Guitar, un misto di folk, blues, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ross Hammond: Humanity Suite

Read "Humanity Suite" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

La chitarra elettrica di Ross Hammond costituisce l'elemento catalizzatore di questa “Humanity Suite," attraverso un una stratificazione sonora irregolare e dissonante. Privati di un fermo baricentro stilistico, i temi della suite sono costruiti su cellule ampie ed irregolari. Nonostante l'ampio spazio disegnato per la chitarra acida di Hammond, prevale un tessuto timbrico grave dove hanno ampio ...

Ross Hammond: Humanity Suite

Read "Humanity Suite" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Guitarist Ross Hammond is building upon his conspicuous artistic persona as a new wave jazz and improvisational guitarist, composer who aligns with fellow West Coast denizens, including seminal Southern California based woodwind ace Vinny Golia and others. With a dozen albums under his belt, the guitarist has exponentially pushed the envelope, largely with great success. He ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Ross Hammond Releases Humanity Suite on Prescott Recordings

Guitarist Ross Hammond Releases Humanity Suite on Prescott Recordings

Featuring Vinny Golia, Catherine Sikora, Dax Compise, Clifford Childers & Kerry Kashiwaga History may be written by the winners, but it can be rewritten by anyone courageous enough to speak truth to power. Guitarist Ross Hammond‘s new record, Humanity Suite, on Prescott Recordings, is a powerful statement, both musically and historically, taking its starting point from Kara Walker‘s truth-telling artwork. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ross Hammond: Cathedrals

Read "Cathedrals" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ross Hammond è un giovane chitarrista che opera nella West Coast americana e si muove in diversi contesti che vanno dai dischi in solo a progetti con formazioni più allargate. In questo ottimo Cathedrals lo troviamo in quartetto con il fior fiore del jazz californiano: Vinny Golia ai sax e al flauto, Steuart Liebig al basso ed Alex Cline ...


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