Jorge Rossy

Beyond Sunday (Digifile)

Jazz & People

Jorge Rossy (vib), Mark Turner (ts), Jaume Llombart (g), Doug Weiss (b), Al Foster (d)

Reference: JPCD 818009

Bar code: 5051083138840

The ever-surprising Jorge Rossy! World-famous as the drummer with which Brad Mehldau redefined the art of the trio, he was first a trumpet player before switching for a time to the piano... And yet it is as a vibraphonist that he has recorded this new album, an instrument which for him is the ideal combination of the percussive nature of the drums with the polyphony of a keyboard and a true melodic dimension.

Based on solid friendships, his Vibes Quintet presents an all-star cast : the refined purity of the American saxophonist Mark Turner, the startlingly Monk-like phrasing of Catalan guitarist Jaume Llombart, and the superlative rhythm section of acoustic bassist Doug Weiss and legendary drummer Al Foster (the regular accompanist of Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner), whose talents as a composer are also highlighted.

Luminous, nuanced, and with subtle interplay, "Beyond Sunday" not only reveals the range of talents of one of the major drummers of our time, but is above all a major opus of contemporary jazz, for which the quality of the soloists is constantly sublimated by the magic of the improvising.


01. Beyond Sunday 7:09
02. Sativa 8:20
03. Kierra 5:08
04. Dusk 6:09
05. Joe's Dream 5:50
06. Sleepin' in 6:04
07. Cold 5:19
08. Trust? 6:02
09. Douglas 4:04
10. Introspection 5:53

Album details

All compositions by Jorge Rossy, except #3 & 9 by Al Foster and #10 by Thelonious Monk

Jorge Rossy (vibes), Mark Turner (tenor sax), Jaume Llombart (guitar), Doug Weiss (bass), Al Foster (drums).
Recorded at Bon Repós, Barcelona, May 5 & 6, 2018

Engineered, mixed & edited by Adrián Mateo
Mastered by David Casamitjana
Photography: Antonio Porcar Cano
Graphic design: Olivier Linden
Liner notes by Jorge Rossy & Vincent Bessières (Translation: Jerome Reese)

Artistic direction: Jorge Rossy
Produced by Vincent Bessières

Press reviews

"Étonnant Jorge Rossy !
Converti au vibraphone, le batteur historique du trio de Brad Mehldau présente son Vibes Quintet, un groupe en forme de all-stars avec le saxophoniste Mark Turner et le légendaire batteur Al Foster. Un disque lumineux, tout en nuances, dans lequel l’assurance des solistes est constamment sublimée par la magie de l’improvisation. « Beyond Sunday » révèle non seulement l’étendue des talents d’un des musiciens majeurs de notre époque mais surtout, il sonne comme un grand opus du jazz moderne."

"The beauty of the playing arouses admiration."

–Jazzenzo (NL)

"One of the very best albums of this end of the year."

–French Jazz Academy

"Delicate, attentive, preserved from all contrivance, from all gimmick."

–Notes de Jazz (FR)

"Album of the Week!"

–Marlbank (UK)

"Rossy made a conscious decision to change from drums to vibes, via previous stints on trumpet and piano, determining that his latest instrument was just the right consolidating vehicle to incorporate all the characteristics of the preceding ones. Judging by this CD it was a very good decision indeed."

★ ★ ★ ★ All About Jazz (USA)

"Famoso in tutto il mondo come il batterista con cui Brad Mehldau ha ridefinito l'arte del trio, Jorge Rossy (vibrafono/drums )è stato prima trombettista prima di passare per un po' al pianoforte... Eppure è come vibrafonista che ha registrato questo nuovo album, strumento che per lui è la combinazione ideale della natura percussiva della batteria con la polifonia di una tastiera e una vera dimensione melodica. Basato su solide amicizie, il suo Vibes Quintet presenta un cast stellare: la purezza raffinata del sassofonista americano Mark Turner, il fraseggio sorprendentemente del chitarrista catalano Jaume Llombart e la sezione ritmica superlativa del bassista acustico Doug Weiss e del leggendario batterista Al Foster (accompagnatore abituale di Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner).

Luminoso, sfumato e con una sottile interazione, Beyond Sunday non solo rivela la gamma di talenti di uno dei maggiori batteristi del nostro tempo, ma è soprattutto una grande opera del jazz contemporaneo, per il quale la qualità dei solisti è costantemente sublimato dalla magia dell'improvvisazione. Dieci brani morbidi, introspettivi basati sulla legge della musica afroamericana con un taglio bop incredibilmente nuovissimo. Beyond Sunday, Kierra, e Joe's Dream attuali e aperte al sole di San Sebastian!

—Giuseppe Maggioli (May 31, 2021)


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