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Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson

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Jimmy Jackson's association with jazz is a profound experience in itself. For over 20 years Jackson toured the world with legendary organist Jimmy Smith, and during the course of this prestigious tenure he also performed with other such masters as McCoy Tyner; George Benson; Carlos Santana, and Christian McBride (who refers to Jimmy as "swinging Jimmy Jackson"). Having shared the stage for so many years with these and other giants of jazz - and the list is extensive - makes Jackson a living icon in his own right.      On My Way Home features arrangements inspired by a 1961 collaboration between Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson. There are several original tunes as well that keep the musical dialogue between past and present alive and intact

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News: Obituary

Jazz Drumming Legend Jimmy Junebug Jackson Has Died

Jazz Drumming Legend Jimmy Junebug Jackson Has Died

Jazz drumming legend and Blue Canoe Recording Artist Jimmy “Junebug" Jackson has died. He was 55. Jackson's family announced that the musician died on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 in Washington, DC where he lived and performed until his death from congestive heart failure. For over twenty years, Jackson toured the world with legendary organist Jimmy Smith. ...

Album

That's Wassup

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Sunny; Someone 2 Luv; Mary's Mood; That's Wassup; For Cathy; Lost; Chucky's Funk

Album

On My Way Home

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Teaneck; J. Lude; The Old Country; Unit 7; Never Say Yes; On My Way Home; Never Will I Marry; The Masquerade Is Over; Little Unhappy Boy; Save Your Love For Me.

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Article: Album Review

Jimmy Junebug Jackson: On My Way Home

Read "On My Way Home" reviewed by Stephen Latessa


Drummer and vocalist Jimmy “Junebug Jackson steps out from the shadow of his former employer, Jimmy Smith, to pay tribute to two other legends, Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson, on this recording. In particular, On My Way Home salutes the eponymous duet album Adderley and Wilson cut together in 1961. As is fitting for ...


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