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Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has been playing music on large stages and in small corners on the West Coast and beyond for the past decade. He has received the Sacramento News and Review music award for Best Area Jazz Musician in 2008, 2009 and 1999 (with Chili Palmer Project) and received a Critic’s Choice award for Special Achievement in 2007. Hammond currently hosts “Nebraska Mondays,” a weekly improvised music series at Luna’s Cafe in Sacramento. To check out the series go to www.nebraskamondays.blogspot.com. He programs the annual “In The Flow Festival” in Sacramento which he founded with Byron Blackburn in 2008



Label: Prescott Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: Mother Of Compassion; Radhika; Ocean Of Bliss; Rain Of Blessings; Bhairavi.


Space and Time Blues

Label: Gold Lion Arts
Released: 2021
Track listing: Amongst The Reeds; Delta Pathways In Early Morning Light; Delta Pathways In The Noon Sun; Fast Moving Water; Floating At Dusk; Insects on Calm Water; Space And Time Blues.


Songs From The Urban Forest

Label: Gold Lion Arts
Released: 2021
Track listing: Joe Hill's Last And Final Will; Cries From The Central Valley; Light And Sound On The River; The Aural Dialogues; The King Of Boulevard Park; Valley Clouds In Winter.


Article: Album Review

Jon Raskin, Ross Hammond, Clifford Childers, Dana Wendel: Space and Time Blues

Read "Space and Time Blues" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On the captivating Space and Time Blues saxophonist Jon Raskin, with three equally adventurous colleagues, puts a uniquely intriguing twist on country blues. The heavily improvised release is made up of seven interconnected parts each with a picturesque title. The result is a cinematic and evocative suite filled with warmth and spontaneity. Opening the ...

Article: Album Review

Ross Hammond: Our Place On The Wheel

Read "Our Place On The Wheel" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dopo alcuni anni di gavetta come chitarrista e improvvisatore jazz, il chitarrista Ross Hammond ha deciso di dedicarsi prevalentemente a un genere identificabile come American Primitive Guitar, termine inizialmente introdotto da John Fahey per indicare uno stile che ha le sue radici nella tradizione country e blues, mescolata con materiale non tradizionale di diversa estrazione, come ...


Article: Album Review

The Flatland Quartet: Songs From The Urban Forest

Read "Songs From The Urban Forest" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The members of The Flatland Quartet are not only accomplished improvisers, they are socially aware artists. Their activism permeates Songs From The Urban Forest. This is not only because the proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Sacramento Food Bank. All six interrelated pieces are simultaneously abstract and earthy, marked by a sublime balance ...


Article: Album Review

Ross Hammond & Jay Nair: Hope

Read "Hope" reviewed by Mark Corroto

We are all one people. That bears reiterating, and is probably why 12-string steel guitarist Ross Hammond and Indian Carnatic singer Jay Nair have repeated their musical collaboration; Hope follows the duo's 2018 release Songs of Universal Peace (Prescott Recordings) as they reconvene to spread their message once again. One may ask what does ...


Our Place On The Wheel

Label: Prescott Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Low Rent; Mosaic; Use Them Wisely; We’re Well Into The Fall; Our Place On The Wheel; Gratitude.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Lakecia Benjamin, Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, Kassa Overall & New Releases

Read "Lakecia Benjamin, Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, Kassa Overall & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In our weekly exploration of new releases, here are beautiful albums featuring piano trios, adventurous guitarists, Miles Davis alumni, a tribute to John Coltrane and vocalists that explore electro-acoustic soundscapes. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Franck Amsallem “Baton Rouge" Gotham Goodbye (jazz&people) ...


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