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Albums by Florian Ross

Eight Ball & White Horse
Track length:5:29
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700288
Track length:8:02
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700289
Track length:8:23
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700290
Track length:4:52
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700291
Track length:1:07
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700292
Track length:5:17
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700293
Track length:8:38
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700294
Track length:10:34
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700295
Track length:4:55
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700296
Track length:1:10
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700297
Track length:6:57
Performer: Florian Ross
Composer: Ross, Florian
ISRC: DEF300700298

The pianist, composer, and bandleader Florian Ross of Cologne has revealed many different facets of his musical inner life on his previous releases. He is one of the most reliable of those representatives of recent jazz who resist pigeonholing but whose new album nevertheless, or precisely for that reason, always leaves one expectantly awaiting the next one. Ross combines the qualities of the experienced craftsman with the charm of an adventurer who likes to take risks, who never gets enough of trying new things and redefining himself. Each new album is a continuation of all the earlier ideas but also an utterly new beginning. The instrumentation on the album is unusual, of course. An octet combining piano, bass, and percussion with five woodwinds is not exactly an everyday occurrence. Here too Ross is breaking new ground, with a constellation that is still a combo yet is almost a big band. This profession of faith in woodwinds is ultimately another result from working with an antithesis. Ross himself calls it a simulation. Eight Ball & White Horse leaves so many options open for the future. Ross did not assemble an obligatory program for self-declared jazz lovers but is rather open to pop listeners as well as connoisseurs of classical. His new album is a playful declaration of faith in the diversity of musical possibilities and the unfolding of the individual within the collective.