Jamison Ross’ latest, Call Me is entering the charts this week, and it is probably safe to say that it will continue to rise. The track is off his second album release, titled All For One. It was released in January. For those who do not know, his first release, Jamison, was nominated for a Grammy in 2015 for Best Vocal Jazz album.
All For One boasts a cast of musicians of whom Ross has developed a strong rapport from touring – pianist Chris Pattishall, guitarist Rick Lollar (both of whom played on the 2015 debut), bassist Barry Stephenson, and Cory Irvin on Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes. Ross is particularly enthusiastic with the addition of Irvin on the organ because he likens that instrument to an orchestra that would accompany jazz singers like Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday. “When I first added the organ in my band, I was inspired by Marvin Gaye’s 1964 LP, When I’m Alone I Cry,” Ross explains. “[On that album] he sings jazz standards with a full orchestra. The organ is like my orchestra. The way I use the organ is a very calculated form. It produces the atmosphere throughout the record. And that parallels with how I grew up in church. The organist pulls the emotion out of every tune.”
You can check out the rest of the album on YouTube, or through your favorite streaming service.