Joel Ross The Parable of the Poet 2LP

Joel Ross

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Ross' 3rd Blue Note Album on Double LP!

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.
-Matt Collar,, 4/5 stars (The AllMusic 2022 Year in Review - Favorite Jazz Albums)


  • Double LP
  • Gatefold Jacket


Joel Ross vibraphone
Gabrielle Garo flute (on GUILT)
Immanuel Wilkins alto saxophone
Marquis Hill trumpet
Maria Grand tenor saxophone
Kalia Vandever trombone
Sean Mason piano
Rick Rosato bass
Craig Weinrib drums


Side A:

  2. GUILT

Side B:


Side C:

  1. WAIL
  2. THE IMPETUS (To Be And Do Better)

Side D:

  1. DOXOLOGY (Hope)

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