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Ronald Jackson

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A very heavy new-age influence dominates this album touted as a mix of "Nu Jazz," new age, and electronica. For a fleeting moment here and there, there is perhaps a slig…
Pure, unpretentious yet cerebral, and full of body. That pretty much sums up this effort by clarinetist/saxophonist Steve Treseler and his competent band on this album, …
Having had the pleasure of reviewing Jeremy Pelt’s live album, Shock Value, and finding it quite attractive, I came to this album with an open and receptive min…
You know, if you had to pick a jazz artist to do justice to the hits of Stax Records’ past, you probably could come up with a few. But none with more earthiness, vigor, …
Who is Tony McGhee? A fair and appropriate question for anyone unfamiliar with this artist. My introduction was an on-the-fly experience. Walking out of a local music st…

There’s a new kid on the jazz block, Esperanza Spalding, an innovative and challenging acoustic bassist/vocalist/composer who brings a new meaning to finesse, class, and…

Tunes that are as unimposing as a quiet, lazy stream on a bright summer Sunday afternoon grace this collection from RC & The Groovediggers. Guitarist/composer Royce Camp…
Right from the beginning, the smooth and mellow sounds of this trumpeter--unknown to me before listening to this release--emitted a powerful call for my undivided attent…
In this age of collaboration, the Sax Pack Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters, and Steve Cole epitomizes what it truly means to put the product before egos, each certainly being a…
So, what happens when you take an iconic group like the Yellowjackets and pair it with a guitar virtuoso like Mike Stern? Simply put, a robust and colorful project like …