Jazz fusion guitarist Ron Bosse’s “Burning Room Only” is off to a scorching start across multiple media channels. The Deep Cat Records release produced and cowritten by Grammy winner and fusion keyboard icon Jeff Lorber is winning stellar reviews, hitting the charts in several jazz formats, receiving national airplay and has been streamed nearly 100,000 times. Videos created for two tracks from the album have already amassed approximately 200,000 views. Hot early numbers for a jazz fusion project.
A showcase for Bosse’s prodigious fretwork, the guitarist says the strength of “Burning Room Only” comes from the collaborative power of teaming with Lorber, and the chemistry and community they shared with the world-class musicians who lent their unique talents to the project. Among the masterful players featured throughout the record are drummer Gary Novak (George Benson, Lee Ritenour, Chick Corea), bassists Ben Shepherd, Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), Hadrien Feraud and MonoNeon (Prince); multi-horn player and arranger David Mann, and saxophone soloists Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets) and Bob Reynolds (Snarky Puppy).
Bosse acknowledges the impact “The Two Pats” – Martino and Metheny – have had on his artistry. The deliberate approach that Bosse took when writing music for “Burning Room Only” was to make it a “groove-jazz” set, also evidenced by his style of play. The Boston-based Bosse cites Martino’s influence reigning throughout the disc, even going as far as paying tribute to the late guitarist on the cut “Aerodynamic.” The track that will soon feature on a Jazziz magazine compilation CD has a companion video that was viewed over 118,000 times on Bosse’s Instagram page (@ronbossemusic).
“Burning Room Only” hit the Jazz Week charts while the first radio single, “Kiss the Sky,” landed on the Radiowave Groove Jazz chart. Richly melodic and groove laden, the single was one of the most heard songs nationally on SiriusXM’s Watercolors. Profiled in a soon-to-be-published feature in Vintage Guitar magazine, Bosse and “Burning Room Only” are being celebrated by reviewers.
Encouraged by the album’s sizzling reception, Bosse has a long view gameplan and is committed to keep “Burning Room Only” on the burners well into the New Year. A second single will drop shortly after the holidays. Alternate versions of songs and bonus tracks highlighted by the appearance of luminaries are in the works with additional details soon to be announced.