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Florian Ross Quintet: Lines & Crosscurrents

Read "Lines & Crosscurrents" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Although you'd be hard-pressed to pick Florian Ross' quintet out of a lineup, the German-based helmsman wrests as much color and contrast as can be envisioned from a group that includes himself on piano or synthesizer, Markus Segschneider on pedal steel guitar and Niels Klein on clarinet, bass clarinet or tenor sax. If the music on ...

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Florian Ross Quintet: Home & Some Other Place

Read "Home & Some Other Place" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


If one overwhelming quality leaps out of the music of Florian Ross, it is his skill as a composer. He has a finely attuned sense for narrative and his pieces are rich in harmonic detail. Most of his music flows with a calm resplendence, yet he can pump up the pulse and get into a harder ...

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Seasons and Places

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Released: 1999
Track listing: By Any Means Necessary; Blues; Let Me do It (Not You); Ology elegy/Neck-tied; Sea Green; In Case You Haven't Heard; Clapham Junction; Winteraire; Rondo #3; Hymnus.

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Florian Ross Quintet: Seasons and Places

Read "Seasons and Places" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


German Timepiece. Seasons and Places is the debut recording for German-born pianist Florian Ross. Ross decided on a tenor-trombone fronting the traditional rhythm section. The overall effect is one of unpretentious good humor and humble swing. Ross' writing is at once angular and straight ahead. He and his band perform with a controlled abandon that is ...


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