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Jazz Canadiana
Canada

Fascinating work, filled with multi-mood swings, changing textures, and colours, instrumental creativity.

BBC Music Magazine
UK

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.

JazzThing
Germany

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.

Jazz Review
USA

This is simply great jazz in the truest sense - challenging, inventive, grounded in tradition but always reaching for new horizons. Ross has created great music in a number of settings, including grass ensemble, string orchestra and quintet, and now proves his true command of one of the purest forms of jazz expression. What's next, Florian Ross? I can't wait.

The Guardian
UK

Wellins’s unique sound, Florian Ross’s arrangements, and the SNJO’s polish and power, add up to another triumph for Tommy Smith’s inspiring jazz orchestra.

AXS Los Angeles
USA

The Florian Ross Quintet’s new album, Lines & Crosscurrent, empties the contents of the jazz box and puts pieces back together, according to what feels right and on a much deeper level than most artists from this genre. While the majority feel stuck in traditions, covers, and following the well-worn groove, Ross and the musicians he crosses lines with are not bound by such concerns. They go where the music takes them. It’s dense, motivational, truly free music that leaves the interpretation somewhere in the weeds and the flowers for the next exploration.

Quebec Audio Video
Canada

Le jazz contemporain ne manque pas de pianistes remarquables. On pense à Brad Mehldau, à Fred Hersch, à Jason Moran. Il semble bien qu`on devra bientot ajouter à cette liste le nom de Florian Ross

Rondo
Germany

Mit dem feinen Ohr des theoretisch gründlich ausgebildeten Komponisten ausgestattet, hat er es nicht nötig, mit schierer Lautstärke aufzutrumpfen

Jazz TImes
USA

The most obvious role model for the Florian Ross Trio is Keith Jarrett’s band with Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock. An inventive, inspired unit capable of heightened sensitivity and ferocious interplay, they exhibit remarkable empathy and dazzling virtuosity on Blinds & Shades (Intuition). As the trio’s principal composer, pianist Ross demonstrates a delicate touch on luminous pieces like “Ev’ry Now and Then (Pause and Think Again)” and “Grande Tristesse,” as well as on the gorgeous solo piano closer “Goodbye,” while his more forceful keyboard work, as on “Toss & Turn” and “Getting There (Is Half the Fun),” creates its own swinging, cascading momentum.

JazzThing
Germany

Die Lobeshymnen, die John Taylor und Jim McNeely im Booklet auf den jungen deutschen Pianisten und Komponisten Florian Ross singen, sind nicht übertrieben.

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