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In his judicious piano style but also in his obvious skills as a composer and arranger, which steer the music away from the mire of homogeneous Eurobop and into the realms of inventive and original small-group jazz.

London Jazz News

Ross' composing, arranging and orchestrating skills for large ensemble are of the highest order and do not take a back seat to anyone. While clearly embracing a modernistic approach he also recognises the tradition with frequent nods to writers such as Gil Evans, Bob Brookmeyer and Claus Ogerman.

Jazz Podium

Was soll man noch dem „Jazz Report" aus Toronto hinzufügen, wenn er feststellt: „Florian Ross may be the most interesting jazz musician to come out of Europe in quite some time"?


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Jazz Now

Original voices in composition are very rare, and Florian Ross stands among them.

BBC Music Magazine

Pick of the month ...a bright new German quinteRoss never overplays or indulges in rhetoric, and he’s a most subtle and effective band pianist. In his pieces he achieves a sense of organic development, which yet includes many surprising twists and turns, and always projects emotion eloquent of the human condition.


Dank solcher formaler Raffinessen überträgt die Band die Errungenschaften aus der Zeit des kernigen Hardbop überzeugend ins Hier und Heute.

Irish Times

The Jazz Week's specially commissioned suite, Octagon, by Florian Ross, was a total joy ,it was a marvellous blending of the elements involved - Ross's considerable gifts as a composer were much in evidence here, skilfully building from often the simplest of motifs, and allowing both the space for improvisation, yet subtly ordering the musical discourse.


Es war zu erwarten, dass Florian Ross irgendwann sein eigenes Label gründen würde; mit der Rückkehr zur Quintettform ist es nun soweit. Bis ins letzte Detail inklusive Covergestaltung und -fotografie hat der Kölner die Veröffentlichung gestaltet und das musikalische Ergebnis ist nicht minder unabhängig, eigen und kreativ geraten. 
Sphärisch, funky und auch mal ganz romantisch: Der Albumtitel bringt’s auf den Punkt.


Diaspora Deutschland? Denkste: Dank Könnern wie Florian Ross schon lange nicht mehr.

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