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Bruce Jackson: Just Left of Center

Read "Just Left of Center" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Drummer Bruce Jackson's second recording, Just Left of Center, is mainstream quartet recording pinging from the hard bop/post bop quadrant of the musical radar. The recording is made up of five pieces, the final one being the seemingly unlikely Jack Bruce song “Theme for an Imaginary Western." Written and recorded originally by Bruce for his recording, ...

Bruce Jackson: Don't Sleep On Your Dreams

Read "Don't Sleep On Your Dreams" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

For his first recording, drummer Bruce Jackson leads a group very much in the tradition of the classic Bill Evans trio. Jackson is from the New York/New Jersey area; he studied with classical percussionist Nick Cerrato at New Jersey City University and has played with the likes of Count Basie saxophone veteran Earle Warren, Sonny Fortune, ...

Bruce Jackson: Don't Sleep On Your Dreams

Read "Don't Sleep On Your Dreams" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

It's refreshing when a musician who has spent dues-paying years in the shadows, closer to anonymity than fame, makes the most out of the chance to stand front and center. It was clear that drummer Bruce Jackson loved being on the bandstand when he performed at the Jazz Gallery recently. His trio treated the audience to ...

Bruce Jackson: Don't Sleep on Your Dreams

Read "Don't Sleep on Your Dreams" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

One way to give a straight-ahead piano trio set a modern edge is to cover some Wayne Shorter tunes. Everything that the onetime mid-sixties Miles Davis sideman has written seems to swirl to the edges of the mainstream without drifting out of it.

Drummer Bruce Johnson opens Don't Sleep On Your Dreams with a ...