WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT "YOU'LL SEE"
"...Ross’ voice suggests a star sapphire: deep, indigo-hued and immaculately pure,
"...Holli Ross has just released her first solo effort, You'll See, and it is a winner."
"...You'll See is a serious jazz vocal album from a singer who knows how to present a song
"...a captivating and inventive display of everything good about straight ahead vocal jazz
"...exceptional solo release...slow, gorgeous takes...She injects a certain sexuality..."
Bill Kirchner: …
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Cadence Magazine: ….
Holli Ross is really the only true jazz singer of the bunch, energetically wailing through her melodies and even doing a little sophisticated scatting. The musicianship is a plus too. The rhythm work is consistently good. Lackerschmid takes a number of feathery vibes solos and Lee Konitz and Atilla Zoller both take achingly pretty solos on one song each.
New York Newsday
Once in a while a voice is raised in song at the Knickerbocker, the room at 33 University Place. And the change from the usual piano and bass fare is a consciousness-raising experience.
It was a scene straight out of Greenwich Village in the early sixties. Smoke hung heavily in the air tracing wispy patterns in the glow of amber gels. The patrons sat at the red covered tables sipping Irish coffees and ice cold beers, and the music was hot.
New York Jazz Flair
In the course of a tour of Germany the Wolfgang Lackerschmid Trio made a guest appearance in Dillingen last Sunday.
For a good two hours the musicians transported the large audience into the international atmosphere of American jazz clubs. Holli Ross, with her perfect intonation and feeling for jazz interpretation, was a highly competent participant and put the finishing touch on Lackerschmid's compositions. Wolfgang Lackerschmid, who performed on the vibraphone, was accompanied on bass by the Canadian bassist Rocky Knauer, who laid down a solid foundation, and by the fantastic guitarist Frank Kuroc, who was thoroughly convincing with his sympathetic playing.
One can hope that Lackerschmid's work with the Dillinger Band "Jazziz" may lead to a repetition of this kind of concert event.
THE BLUES BLOOM IN FEELING/SPRING
Holli Ross was the special guest. Lackerschmid works often with her in the USA, ever since they met there at a record date. Holli is most at home in the New York clubs. And though she is not yet so well known here, we know from Sinatra, "If you can make it there...."
Holli took up the red thread of the concert with her many sided, bright blues voice. She defiantly sang "I Can't Find a Reason For Spring" against the beer-garden weather, in order to prepare the ground with this sad blues for more lively offerings: swing a la Ella brought the small auditorium (which meanwhile had warmed up a bit) into the mood for Lackerschmid's wild bebop and free work "Take 2", or inviting numbers like "Waltz for Berlin" (made famous by Chet Baker) or a number which sounded like a jazz variant of Bill Withers' "Aint No Sunshine."
......The New York jazz singer Holli Ross proved that expressiveness and dynamics are possible even with limited amplification and arranged for the most beautiful blossom dreams with capacity to modulate between silky soft and arrestingly forceful.
Jazz in the Gulfhouse
…..The very attentive audience was very involved, above all when the NY singer, Holli Ross got into the action. The singer with the look of an American college girl was dazzling with her strongly expressive and intense singing and showered so much energy, so much unrestrained cheerfulness that the audience had no choice but to let themselves be pulled along with it.
Lackerschmid and Ross were accompanied by Rocky Knauer (bass), Thomas Cremer (drums) and Peter Reiter (piano).