Joel Ross Who Are You? 180g 2LP
Joel Ross Who Are You? 180g 2LP

Joel Ross Who Are You? 180g 2LP

Joel Ross

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UNILP12750
UPC:
602507127503

Sophomore Release On 180g Double LP!

Stereophile: Performance 4.5/5 Stars / Sonics 4/5 Stars

Vibraphonist Joel Ross' follow-up to his widely acclaimed debut KingMaker, which made Best of 2019 lists in NPR Music, Rolling Stone and more. The album features Ross' Good Vibes band with Immanuel Wilkins on alto saxophone, Jeremy Corren on piano, Kanoa Mendenhall on bass & Jeremy Dutton on drums, plus harpist Brandee Younger on several tracks. "This record is a culmination of our maturing - as people, as a band, within the music - it's about figuring out who we are."

Inspired by communication through storytelling - a method he absorbed, in part, working with such creative forces as Ambrose Akinmusire, Marquis Hill and Makaya McCraven - and with input from producer Walter Smith III, Ross assembled the album's narrative in halves. Tracks 1-7 provide setting, as well as character introductions; tracks 8-15, plot twists. Each artist advances the spirit of risk-taking, while maintaining Ross' vision for story structure.

Ross' playing erupts through the layers of lush arrangements like consistent currents of electricity, high-powered and full of luminous energy
-DownBeat
The bright future stretching before Ross has as much to do with that emotional expression as anything that happens between his mallets and those metal bars
-NPR
A notable achievement of this album is its maturity as a collaborative artistic statement. Solos flow into and out of one another so organically that you don't always notice when the primary source of invention has shifted. Ross's lush tones rain down everywhere. Wilkins's outbreaks are something intriguing every time he spills sideways from a song. Often, these three make an interactive spontaneous choir. Mendenhall and Dutton are not accompanists: They are out front with their energy and drama. Yet they never crowd the musical space. Even ballads like Ross's 'Waiting on a Solemn Reminiscence' generate incantatory fervor, barely contained. The impression is of volatile lyricism. 'After the Rain,' Coltrane's great reverential ceremony, is translated to vibraphone. Wilkins takes Trane's saxophone part but stays deep within the ensemble, suspending time in a hovering, collective rubato.
-Thomas Conrad, Stereophile, November 2020


Features

  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket

Musicians

Joel Ross vibraphone
Immanuel Wilkins alto saxophone
Jeremy Corren piano
Kanoa Mendenhall bass
Jeremy Dutton drums
Brandee Younger harp

Selections

Side A:

  1. Dream
  2. Calling
  3. Home
  4. More?

Side B:

  1. After The Rain
  2. Vartha
  3. Marsheland

Side C:

  1. Waiting On A Solemn Reminiscence
  2. King's Loop
  3. The Nurturer
  4. Gato's Gift
  5. When My Head Is Cold
  6. Harmonee

Side D:

  1. Such Is Life
  2. 3-1-2
Description

Sophomore Release On 180g Double LP!

Stereophile: Performance 4.5/5 Stars / Sonics 4/5 Stars

Vibraphonist Joel Ross' follow-up to his widely acclaimed debut KingMaker, which made Best of 2019 lists in NPR Music, Rolling Stone and more. The album features Ross' Good Vibes band with Immanuel Wilkins on alto saxophone, Jeremy Corren on piano, Kanoa Mendenhall on bass & Jeremy Dutton on drums, plus harpist Brandee Younger on several tracks. "This record is a culmination of our maturing - as people, as a band, within the music - it's about figuring out who we are."

Inspired by communication through storytelling - a method he absorbed, in part, working with such creative forces as Ambrose Akinmusire, Marquis Hill and Makaya McCraven - and with input from producer Walter Smith III, Ross assembled the album's narrative in halves. Tracks 1-7 provide setting, as well as character introductions; tracks 8-15, plot twists. Each artist advances the spirit of risk-taking, while maintaining Ross' vision for story structure.

Ross' playing erupts through the layers of lush arrangements like consistent currents of electricity, high-powered and full of luminous energy
-DownBeat
The bright future stretching before Ross has as much to do with that emotional expression as anything that happens between his mallets and those metal bars
-NPR
A notable achievement of this album is its maturity as a collaborative artistic statement. Solos flow into and out of one another so organically that you don't always notice when the primary source of invention has shifted. Ross's lush tones rain down everywhere. Wilkins's outbreaks are something intriguing every time he spills sideways from a song. Often, these three make an interactive spontaneous choir. Mendenhall and Dutton are not accompanists: They are out front with their energy and drama. Yet they never crowd the musical space. Even ballads like Ross's 'Waiting on a Solemn Reminiscence' generate incantatory fervor, barely contained. The impression is of volatile lyricism. 'After the Rain,' Coltrane's great reverential ceremony, is translated to vibraphone. Wilkins takes Trane's saxophone part but stays deep within the ensemble, suspending time in a hovering, collective rubato.
-Thomas Conrad, Stereophile, November 2020


Features

  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket

Musicians

Joel Ross vibraphone
Immanuel Wilkins alto saxophone
Jeremy Corren piano
Kanoa Mendenhall bass
Jeremy Dutton drums
Brandee Younger harp

Selections

Side A:

  1. Dream
  2. Calling
  3. Home
  4. More?

Side B:

  1. After The Rain
  2. Vartha
  3. Marsheland

Side C:

  1. Waiting On A Solemn Reminiscence
  2. King's Loop
  3. The Nurturer
  4. Gato's Gift
  5. When My Head Is Cold
  6. Harmonee

Side D:

  1. Such Is Life
  2. 3-1-2
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
9.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Joel Ross
Title
Who Are You?
Composer
Additional Artists
Immanuel Wilkins, Jeremy Corren, Kanoa Mendenhall, Jeremy Dutton
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
09-02-2020
Release Date
11-19-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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