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Jamison Ross: All for One (Concord Jazz)

While jazz history is lightly dusted with drummers who could sing—Buddy Rich, Grady Tate—none leap to mind whose vocal talents eclipsed their timekeeping acumen. Not until Jamison Ross. The 30-year-old Floridian, who now calls New Orleans home, earned his stripes behind singer Carmen Lundy and won the Monk Institute’s International Jazz Drums Competition in 2012. … Read More “Jamison Ross: All for One (Concord Jazz)”

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Jamison Ross: Jamison

The debut album by the winner of the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition isn’t what jazz fans will expect. Jamison Ross, it turns out, is a singer as well, and on Jamison he’s a singer first. But once the confusion subsides, there remains lively, eminently listenable music with a kitchen-sink aesthetic. The bookends … Read More “Jamison Ross: Jamison”

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