JazzTimes The Top 40 Jazz Albums of 2022 - Rated 31/40!
Acclaimed vibraphonist and composer Joel Ross returns with his third Blue Note album, The Parable of the Poet, an expansive album-length suite comprised of seven evocative movements. The suite is performed by a dynamic 8-piece ensemble with Ross joined by Immanuel Wilkins on alto saxophone, Maria Grand on tenor saxophone, Marquis Hill on trumpet, Kalia Vandever on trombone, Sean Mason on piano, Rick Rosato on bass, and Craig Weinrib on drums.
...Parable of the Poet feels raw and atmospheric, as if it was recorded live in concert....Working with a deeply organic and improvisational style, Ross allows each song to breathe, taking on new life under his band's sway.
- Double LP
- Gatefold Jacket
|Gabrielle Garo||flute (on GUILT)|
|Immanuel Wilkins||alto saxophone|
|Maria Grand||tenor saxophone|
- THE IMPETUS (To Be And Do Better)
- DOXOLOGY (Hope)