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Ron Jackson

Versatile and sophisticated jazz guitarist Ron Jackson has performed, recorded and taught music in over 30 countries. With a varied career as a performer, composer and arranger, Highlights include shows and tours with artists such as Taj Mahal, Jimmy McGriff, Larry Coryell, Benny Golson, Oliver Lake, Russell Malone and Mulgrew Miller. Ron has been featured as a leader in jazz festivals all over the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festivals and Winter Jazzfest, NYC. Born in the Philippines, lived in many states as a kid, then settled in Harvard, Massachusetts, west of Boston, Ron was initially influenced by rock guitar greats like Jimmy Page, before falling under the spell of jazz and following the style and career of jazz guitar luminaries like Pat Metheny and George Benson

Virtuoso In New York

Label: Pablo Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: I Never Knew (That Roses Grew)/ (I Don't Stand) A Ghost of a Chance (With You)/ We'll Be Together Again/ Blues for Alagarn/ The Way You Look Tonight/ How Long Has This Been Going On?/ Moritat/ When Your Lover Has Gone/ Blues for Alagarn (take 1).

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Joe Pass: Virtuoso in New York

Read "Virtuoso in New York" reviewed by Derek Taylor

When it comes to bountiful vault holdings, few musicians can compare with the oeuvre established by guitarist Joe Pass. As the Pablo label's plectral staple his tape stacks rival and possibly even surpass those of Norman Granz's other resident factotum, Oscar Peterson. The steady crop of titles (one or two each year) that continue to find ...


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