Have a listen to the impressive title track of new Frida Kahlo-inspired quartet album Visions by saxophonist Melissa Aldana which is out in May on the Motéma label. With her are pianist Sam Harris, bassist Pablo Menares, drummer Tommy Crane, plus new Blue Note signing Joel Ross on vibes.
A new name gets a big break on Blue Note with the singing of Chicago-born New York-based vibraphonist Joel Ross.
With playing credits already gained with the likes of Makaya McCraven and as a member of Marquis Hill’s band Ross will debut for Blue Note with his album KingMaker, a track of which is above, in early-May.
Ross began on drums as a young child later switching to vibes. He has completed a two-year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in California.
Listen above to pre-order tracks from Cables, Snarky Puppy multi-instrumentalist Bill Laurance’s latest album, an entirely solo recording with Bill playing every instrument. Dates coming up include: 28 March The Stables, Milton Keynes; 29 March Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; 30 March Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden; 3 April Music Room, Philharmonic Hall Liverpool; 4 April Leeds College of Music; 5 April The Stoller Hall, Manchester; and 6 April Sage, Gateshead.