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Published on Jan 31, 2013
Hammond B3 Master Ron Oswanski Makes Auspicious Debut With December's Moon
An All-Star Project Exploring Music By Kenny Wheeler, Led Zeppelin, Fred Hersch and Oswanski's Beautiful Originals Lyrical Post-Bop Featuring John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Clarence Penn, and Tim Ries
Though Ron Oswanski is one of the most prodigious Hammond B3 players on a jazz scene rife with rising organ talent, he's just starting to introduce himself as a force in his own right. Also an accomplished accordion player, Oswanski has forged a lithe, lyrical and rhythmically charged contemporary sound steeped in the B3's earthy roots but informed by post-bop developments. With his finely calibrated sense of dynamics and expansive harmonic palette, he can burn with the best of them, and then slow things down for an exquisitely crafted ballad. He showcases his multifaceted sensibility on his stellar CD December's Moon, a revelatory debut album featuring heavyweights such as guitarist John Abercrombie, bassist John Patitucci, drummer Clarence Penn, and saxophonist Tim Ries, who produced the project. The CD will be released March 19, 2013 on Palmetto Records.