Florian Ross / WDR Big Band – Front & Center
FLORIAN ROSS (COND)
JOHAN HÖRLEN, KAROLINA STRASSMEYER, OLIVIER PETERS, PAUL HELLER, JENS NEUFANG (SAXs)
ANDY HADERER, WIM BOTH, ROB BRUYNEN, RUUD BREULS (TRPs)
LUDWIG NUSS, RAPHAEL KLEMM, ANDY HUNTER, MATTIS CEDERBERG (TRBs)
HANNO BUSCH (GUIT)
BILLY TEST (P/ORG)
JOHN GOLDSBY (BASS)
HANS DEKKER (DR)
Having written over 300 compositions and arrangements during the last 15 years, Florian Ross has developed into one of the most prolific and sought-after writers for large ensemble Jazz Orchestra settings.
After numerous projects with one of Germany’s finest Jazz Orchestras, the WDR Big Band, Florian has dedicated this album to the many thrilling voices and characters in this band. He wrote ten all-new compositions for the band, spanning from funky Hammond Organ tunes to hard-swinging Tenor features, not forgetting his European roots.
This music is enjoyable for the aficionado as well as the occasional listener and should be a part of any contemporary Big Band music collection.
ALL COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY FLORIAN ROSS
RECORDED APRIL 09-13, 2020 AT STUDIO4, WDR FUNKHAUS WALRAFFPLATZ, COLOGNE,GERMANY. PRODUCER: FLORIAN ROSS (TPR), EXEC. PRODUCER: ARND RICHTER (WDR), REC/MIX PRODUCER: MARKUS MITTERMEYER, REC/MIX ENGINEER: WALTER PLATTE, REC ASSISTANT: JANNIS LEHNERT, MASTERING: CHRISTIAN SCHMITT, F. ROSS Total Time 70:22