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Just Like This

Label: Delmark Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Dragon Fly; Grass Is Greener; Titled; Just Like This; Which Well; Wind-Up Toy.

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Keefe Jackson's Project Project: Just Like This

Read "Just Like This" reviewed by Nic Jones


This one could almost be a working definition of what Delmark exists for, documenting as it does an aspect of Chicago's seemingly ever-evolving creative improvised music scene and in so doing giving further exposure to a group of musicians surely destined to make an impact far outside the city's environs. If anything Jackson's writing for this ...

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Keefe Jackson's Project Project: Just Like This

Read "Just Like This" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Why does tenor saxophonist Keefe Jackson call this band Project Project? Is it because he gives composition and improvisation separate identities and the merges them skillfully? That's just a thought. His ability to write and orchestrate music that sings and celebrates, and then have members of his band incise it with an unabashed sense of adventure, ...

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Keefe Jackson's Project Project: Just Like This

Read "Just Like This" reviewed by Troy Collins


Arriving in Chicago from Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2000, multi-instrumentalist Keefe Jackson has been steadily making waves in the Windy City's vibrant jazz community. His recent offering, the swinging and adventurous Just Like This, showcases Jackson's historically aware writing as well as the astute abilities of his collaborators. Ready Everyday (Delmark, 2006) was the adventurous ...

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Keefe Jackson's Project Project: Just Like This

Read "Just Like This" reviewed by John Barron


Just Like This, Chicago-based saxophonist/composer Keefe Jackson's second recording as a leader for Delmark Records, is a vivacious, provocative musical statement featuring the 12-member collective, Project Project. With hints of Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington, Jackson's compositions are ripe with thick chord clusters, swinging rhythms and jarring, yet lyrical melodies. Interspersed amongst orchestral flourishes and stand-out ...

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Keefe Jackson's Project Project: Just Like This

Read "Just Like This" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Like an elephant dressed in a tuxedo, its hulk swaying to the tempo of some infectious beat; so too is the audacity and undeniable presence of Just Like This by Keefe Jackson's Project Project. The liner notes refer to the twelve-player ensemble as a circus. And rightly so, for it's a bodacious, colorful sound spectacle, led ...


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