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by Michael P. Gladstone
San Francisco's Frank Jackson has an impressive musical resume. At age 78, he has 60 years of musical experience as a singer/pianist. He dates back to Bay Area jazz clubs like Jimbo's Bop City and Slim Gaillard's Voute City and has been associated with some of the jazz masters of the Twentieth Century (e.g. Parker, Webster, Ellington). Jackson has also been classmates with Cal Tjader and Vince Guaraldi. Over the years, he became an effective pianist who was frequently sought ...read more
by Jim Santella
Veteran Bay Area singer Frank Jackson works with a stellar quartet on New York After Dark to interpret classic pages from the Great American Songbook. Recorded in November 2003, the session represents one of James Williams' final performances. Together, Jackson, Williams and crew fuse a veteran's allure with unique interpretations.
Singer Jackson delivers his message with a clarion tone. At 78, he remembers San Francisco's emerging bebop scene. As house pianist for Jimbo's Bop City, he got to ...read more