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Interview

Javon Jackson: Wading In Spiritual Waters

Read "Javon Jackson: Wading In Spiritual Waters" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Saxophonist Javon Jackson, he of the sonorous tenor tone and the inquisitive musical mind, embarked last year on a musical project with a different twist. Jackson, a follower of Sonnys Stitt and Rollins, is known as a a jazz fiend, one of the dauntless players of his era. His superb playing is marked by his tenure with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers (a band he energized from 1987 until the legendary drummer died in 1990), and his ...

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Radio & Podcasts

An Eclectic Mix Featuring Javon Jackson, Vasco Trilla, Eric Dubois, And More

Read "An Eclectic Mix Featuring Javon Jackson, Vasco Trilla, Eric Dubois,  And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show we feature an eclectic variety of newly released music, exploring new sounds, from Javon Jackson, Tom Bourgeois & Fil Caporali, Vasco Trilla, Tony Karapetyan, Eric Dubois, Soheil Peyghambari, and Amanda Ekery.Playlist Javon Jackson “Night Song" from The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni (Solid Jackson) 00:00 Tom Bourgeois and Fil Caporali “Konvoy" from Moanin' Birds (Hypnote) 08:43 Vasco Trilla “Acoustic Mask #1 (for aquaspring)" from Acoustic Masks (577 Records) 16:07 Tony Karapetyan Trio “East West" ...

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Beauty, Love and Justice: Living A Coltranian Life

Javon Jackson: Finding Uplift in the Guiding Tradition of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane

Read "Javon Jackson: Finding Uplift in the Guiding Tradition of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane" reviewed by Christine Passarella


It was a bitterly cold day in January 2013, I had endured a move from Long Beach, Long Island in October 2012 having to leave my beach house for good after the unsettling nature of Super Storm Sandy came down hard on the barrier island. I longed to get back into the city as the new year began, yearning for normalcy which includes listening to great live jazz. I decided to traverse into Manhattan, the traffic was heavy due to ...

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Album Review

Javon Jackson: For You

Read "For You" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson has roots stretching back to the hard-bop forebearers, having served stints with Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, and other luminaries of the lineage. For You is his twentieth release as a leader, and it finds him paying homage to Hubbard ("My Man Hubbard"), McCoy Tyner ("88 Strong"), Pharoah Sanders ("Mr. Sanders"--though really, the vibe is more great-quartet era of John Coltrane than Sanders), and Walton (two tunes by the pianist: “Simple Pleasure" and “Holy Land"). ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Javon Jackson, Jonathan Finlayson & More

Read "Javon Jackson, Jonathan Finlayson & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week's episode begins with the exceptional saxophonist Javon Jackson and music off his latest CD For You. The show revolves around Javon's long jazz journey as we play cuts from legends like Sonny Stitt and Art Blakey. The show goes on to highlight new music from Stefon Harris, Javier Santiago and Freckle Legend. We also feature music by veterans like Ken Wiley and Christian McBride and their newest CDs. This hour will come to a rousing ...

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Live Review

We Four at Dazzle

Read "We Four at Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


We Four Dazzle Denver, CO October 21, 2017 The majority of Twentieth Century jazz was represented on stage at Dazzle Saturday night. Either the players were there, in person, or they were merely one degree of separation from the key action and the dominant personalities. History lessons can be nice, but jazz is a performing art and it's what's happening on stage right now that counts. There was no problem in that department because the ...

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My Blue Note Obsession

Javon Jackson: Pleasant Valley – 1999

Read "Javon Jackson: Pleasant Valley – 1999" reviewed by Marc Davis


If the iconic sound of Blue Note Records could be summed up in just one band, it would surely be Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. For 35 years--1955 to 1990--the Messengers were the heart and soul of hard bop, on Blue Note and other labels. But what happened when Blakey died in 1990? Where did the music and the musicians go after that? For decades, Blakey trained a Who's Who of young jazz royalty. Many became legends. ...


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