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Florian Ross Quintet: Home & Some Other Place

It is puzzling how the press release for Home & Some Other Place (Intuition) by the Florian Ross Quintet characterizes this music. Comparisons are made to “the spontaneous flair of classic Blue Note recordings.” Ross’ piano is described as “not some etherealized means of making beautiful sounds…but a percussive motor that produces pressure, friction and noise.” But “flair” and even “noise” are relative terms. For those raised on actual classic Blue Note recordings, Ross’ music will sound measured, polite, polished and soft-spoken-in a word, etherealized.

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