Cathedrals

by Ross Hammond

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"Hammond's tuneful melodies and memorable themes evince a wide-ranging aesthetic equally informed by jazz and rock, evoking a harmonious West Coast sensibility removed from the urbane conceptualism favored by many of his East Coast brethren. Buoyed by the stellar contributions of his illustrious sidemen, Hammond's quartet once again strikes an organic balance between the
accessible and the avant-garde, offering curious listeners an opportunity to discover the work of an artist who deserves far greater recognition…" Troy Collins, Allaboutjazz.com


"Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played here at DMG on several occasions and continually chooses great musicians to collaborate with. All nine cuts on this disc are outstanding, each one creating a different vibe and/or structure. Each and every time that Ross Hammond has played here at DMG or left us with one his discs, he continues to amaze me…" Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery (NYC)


"The Ross Hammond Quartet makes music that’s neither fully jazz nor fully rock, but in some nether land in between the two. That, along with Hammond’s rough-toned guitar makes it a little reminiscent of pre-Miles John Scofield, and whatever edginess Sco had back then, Ross Hammond has that now…" S. Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews


"Hammond is one of Sacramento’s greatest jazz generators and arguably its most accessible. He plays guitar, which is a less jarring instrument than, say, the clarinet or saxophone, blending blues and folk melodies into the improvisation of free jazz. The new album is more free in its form, with leanings toward hard bop and plenty of winding, rolling, fragmented tangents...Cathedrals was written by and for impressive jazz minds. Love it, which you should, or give it an honest ear as a challenge to your radio presets…" Blake Gillespie, Sacramento News and Review

For a full interview from All About Jazz go this link:
www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=44654#.UbX-Z46Hr18

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released 04 June 2013

Ross Hammond - Guitar
Vinny Golia - Saxophones, Flute
Steuart Liebig - Electric Bass
Alex Cline - Drums and Percussion

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