With the 2015 release of his album ‘Jamison,’ the ascendant jazz drummer and vocalist received near-universal critical acclaim topped off with a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. The New York Times hailed the “silk-voiced singer,” while DownBeat declared the album full of “inspired drumming and bold song choices.” NPR Music named the track “Deep Down In Florida” as one of their favorite songs of 2015.
‘All For One’ will surely solidify his reputation as one of his generation's brightest young talents. As a winner of the 2012 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Drum Competition, Ross' sophomore disc is a brilliant presentation of his wide-ranging artistry and an exciting second chapter in his spectacular artistic evolution as a singer, drummer, composer and bandleader.
All For One boasts a cast of musicians of whom Ross has developed a strong rapport from touring – pianist Chris Pattishall, guitarist Rick Lollar (both of whom played on the 2015 debut), bassist Barry Stephenson, and Cory Irvin on Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes.
Ross explains. “So playing instrumentals was part of my development then. I feel now, I don’t have to prove that I can play instrumentals anymore nor do I have to prove my drumming skills. Recording instrumentals is not indicative to what my artistic concept has grown into. This album is a result of a personal revelation that we all have the capacity to love with empathy in a deeper way. The love you need comes from me and the love I need comes from you. All for one, one for all.”
Jamison Ross tour dates:
02/01-02/04 Jazz Standard New York, NY
03/17 Jazz Utsav New Delhi, IN
03/23 Music Center at Strathmore North Bethesda, MD
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