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Anthony Jackson and Yiorgos Fakanas: Interspirits

Read "Anthony Jackson and Yiorgos Fakanas: Interspirits" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It may come as a surprise to anyone wading through bass guitar giant Anthony Jackson's discography, which mind bogglingly totals over three thousand recordings, that he has never recorded a solo album. The legendary bassist--who has played with an astonishing variety of artists of the caliber of Chick Corea, Roberta Flack, the O'Jays, Buddy Rich, Paul Simon, Chaka Khan, Michel Petrucciani, Michel Camilo, Pat Metheny, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan and Wayne Krantz to name but a small number--has simply never ...

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Anthony Jackson / Yiorgos Fakanas: Interspirit

Read "Interspirit" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Although receiving billing as Anthony Jackson's first solo CD in a career spanning four decades, this is really a tale of two bassists. Greek bassist/composer Yiorgos Fakanas wrote all the music on Interspirit and takes all five bass solos. The music, however, was composed with the formidably talented Jackson in mind, and his legions of admirers will be delighted by his improvised and composed bass lines. His playing demands close listening behind the multi-instrument orchestration, plying fusion and funk with ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Anthony Jackson / Yiorgos Fanakas: Interspirit

Read "Interspirit" reviewed by John Kelman

He's performed with a seemingly countless array of artists--from Roberta Flack and Steely Dan to Chick Corea, John Scofield, and Steve Khan--but electric contrabassist Anthony Jackson, now approaching 60, is that rare consummate sideman who has never released an album as a leader/co-leader. Until now. Interspirit teams the inveterate bassist with Greek bassist Yiorgos Fakanas for an ambitious album of high power fusion and funk that may be bass heavy, but never loses sight of the larger musical perspective.


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