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The Buck Stops Here

by Paul Van Ross

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The Buck Stops Here brims with the unique energy of a live performance, something that is often difficult to replicate in the studio, particularly when the programme is all original compositions. By recording this album live, Paul Van Ross sought to transport listeners to that night at the Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne, to experience the atmosphere of the venue, the energy and skill of the musicians, the buzz of the event and, most importantly.... the music!

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Paul currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. He studied in New York with some of the world's leading teachers and musicians, and has toured and performed extensively in many parts the world. A talented woodwind specialist, he has performed and taught saxophone, flute and clarinet for more than 20 years. THE BUCK STOPS HERE is his third release under his own name, and all of the tracks are his own compositions and arrangements.

"The compositions on this album were largely inspired by an array of life experiences and influences, from family, friends and musicians, to the many musical genres that continue to inform my playing and writing. These have combined to create a marvellous musical melting pot that is evident in the music on this album, music that should appeal to jazz aficionados and those who enjoy the energetic buzz of live music. I hope you enjoy The Buck Stops Here." - Paul Van Ross 2012.


released December 12, 2012

All compositions by Paul Van Ross.
Track 4 arranged by Paul Van Ross & Kim Kelaart.
Produced by Paul Van Ross
Recorded by Kare Berg live at the Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, Australia on Friday 29th April, 2011
Mastered by Steve Garden, November, 2012
Cover Photo by Laki Sideris, Inner Photo by Paul Van Ross

Paul Van Ross............... tenor & soprano sax
Kim Kelaart................... B-3 hammond portable organ
Hugh Stuckey................ guitar (tracks 2-8)
Craig Fermanis............. guitar (track 1)
Mark Lockett................ drums



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Paul Van Ross Melbourne, Australia

Paul is a talented saxophonist, flutist and composer. He has been performing and teaching for over 25 years. He studied and recorded in New York & Cuba (1996, 2009, 2013), and has toured and performed extensively in many parts the world.

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