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Ross, Joel / Kingmaker
Album:Kingmaker Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ross, Joel Added:05/2019
Label:Blue Note Records 

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Add Date:2019-06-12 Pull Date:2019-08-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:11 Aug7 Jul30 Jun23 Jun
Airplays:1111

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 10, 2019:Music Casserole
The Grand Struggle Against Fear
3.Jun 25, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Freda's Disposition
2.Jul 02, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Touched By An Angel
4.Jun 18, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Kingmaker

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-05-24 
Reviewed: 2019-05-24
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The 23-year-old vibraphonist shines on his debut album, with an approach that feels sly and mysterious. He also proves himself a sharp bandleader attuned to the importance of group dynamics. Ross, whose bell-like tone occasionally evokes the sound of a wind chime, is indebted to his predecessors, but he puts his own stamp on things with his cleverly named quintet, Good Vibes.
If You Like: Gary Burton, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Touched by An Angel – vibes start, mellow & quiet> slow jam builds to midtempo> sax solo> vibes solo> midtempo jam> fade
2/ Prince Lynn’s Twin – vibes/sax start> slow hesitating jam> pause> midtempo jam> piano solo> vibes solo> uptempo jam> with different instruments trading riffs> mellows to midtempo & fades
*3/ The Grand Struggle Against Fear – bass/piano starts, slow & ominous, swings into midtempo expanding jam> vibes solo> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam soars, then mellows to midtempo> quick fade
4/ Ill Relations – vibes start> uptempo jam> sax solo> vibes solo> uptempo jam slows to choppy midtempo jam> slow fade
*5/ Is It Love That Inspires You? – vibes start> uptempo jam> vibes solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
6/ Interlude – bass solo, starts slow, builds to midtempo> fade (prelude to next track)
***7/ KingMaker – vibes start, midtempo solo builds in volume> pause> uptempo jam> sax solo soars> vibes solo> uptempo jam builds in volume & intensity> quick stop
**8/ Freda’s Disposition – vibes start> slow jam builds in volume with vocal overlay> vibes solo swings uptempo> uptempo jam with vocal interspersed> slows to midtempo with vocal overlay> crescendo & fade
*9/ With Whom Do You Learn Trust? – drums/vibes start> uptempo jam> sax solo> vibes solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
*10/ Grey – piano solo starts slow> slow jam builds to midtempo> crescendo> pause> quick fade
**11/ Yana – drums start> midtempo jam builds in volume & intensity> fast tempo jam> crescendo> mellows to uptempo> slow fade
12/ It’s Already Too Late – bass starts> midtempo jam builds in volume & intensity & fades

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