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Joel Ross - "KingMaker"

Regular price $9.99

CD will ship on or around May 3, 2019.

If the digital album is purchased, you will receive the full album via email on May 3, 2019. Please note, digital downloads are only available in the U.S

Bio: Impressive debut album from an incredible young artist who has been omnipresent on acclaimed recent albums by Makaya McCraven (Universal Beings), Walter Smith III (In Common), Marquis Hill (Modern Flows, Vol. 2), and James Francies (Flight). Milt Jackson was a formative influence, Bobby Hutcherson passed him some sage advice, and Stefon Harris was his mentor & teacher. Now Joel carries the Blue Note vibraphone legacy into the future on an album that finds him exploring the formative stuff that made him the man he is, first and foremost, family. The centerpiece and title track is dedicated to his mother, while other compositions pay homage to Ross’ twin brother, father, and niece..

Track listing:           

  1. Touched By An Angel
  2. Prince Lynn’s Twin
  3. The Grand Struggle Against Fear
  4. Ill Relations
  5. Is It Love That Inspires You?
  6. Interlude (Bass Solo)
  7. KingMaker
  8. Freda’s Disposition feat. Gretchen Parlato
  9. With Whom Do You Learn Trust?
  10. Grey
  11. Yana
  12. It’s Already Too Late