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Album Review

Ron Jackson: Standards and Other Songs

Read "Standards and Other Songs" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes


Ron Jackson may have the bluesiest seven-string guitar in New York City. He peppers a carefully deliberate swing throughout every track on Standards And Other Songs, joined by Nathan Brown on acoustic bass and Darrell Green at the drum kit. As suggested by its simple title, the album is a collection covering a broad range of music, ranging from the 1920s to the modern era, from vintage jazz standards to pop, rock, and even rap hits. The melody ...

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Album Review

Ron Jackson: The Dream I Had

Read "The Dream I Had" reviewed by Geannine Reid


From Heritage Guitar Award to Broadway pit player, Ron Jackson is always an appreciated guitarist and sideman, but he's been consistently under-recognized for his own compositions and continued commitment to the endeavors and education of jazz.

Jackson has performed and recorded in over thirty countries as a bandleader and ensemble performer. He currently has five CDs as a leader or co-leader: A Guitar Thing and Thinking of You (Muse Records); Concrete Jungle , an album co-led by bassist Nicki Parrot ...

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Album Review

Ron Jackson: The Dream I Had

Read "The Dream I Had" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner


As Broadway pit-player, bandleader, international performer, studio musician, and song composer, guitarist Ron Jackson has proven himself comfortable in a wide variety of contexts. Jackson takes full advantage of this diverse musical experience on his third release, The Dream I Had, a well-balanced, well-executed album of original compositions and covers. His trio with bassist Joris Teepe and drummer Joris Dudli maintains a cohesive, swinging feel throughout. Teepe’s bass lines and staunch rhythmic support stand out on many ...

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Album Review

Ron Jackson & Nicki Parrott: Concrete Jungle

Read "Concrete Jungle" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Taking on a play list of mostly their individual originals, guitarist Ron Jackson and bassist Nicki Parrott joined other seasoned jazz professionals to put together an album designed for long lasting listening. A bass and guitar duo might be dubbed the “Odd Couple". But the combination works because these two obviously want it to. Jackson's guitar is pitched high and he avoids for the most part smeary chordal attacks allowing Parrott's low pitched instrument to be heard. The Australian based ...


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