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Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

This is one of the few times where I have been more interested in the artist than his material, which is decent, I might add. Jamie Craig has quite an inte…
This is an intriguing project from a vocalist of considerable skill, concept, and history. It was as much a pleasure for me to read the bio as it was to listen to the ma…
Only in the wide world of jazz can one get the kind of rich, free, diverse, and stylish tunes such as that found on this Hammond-rich, blues-deep trio’s project, Gro…
To grab a simple title from the lead track here, "Uh-huh." That says it all. Guitarist BD Lenz’s fifth album Straight Up is an energetic display of fusion, with…
"Danceable Hardjazz." That’s how this interesting group with strong European roots and influences describes its music. After listening to Soul Integration, thei…
Solid, rich, and fluid straight-ahead melodies, chords, and scale work characterize Real and Imagined, this second effort by guitarist/composer Dave Allen. The st…
Michael Blake’s Amor de Cosmos practically dares you to try on a different mindset for size. If it fits at once, you’re fine. If not, wait don’t dash off just y…
Birds, birds everywhere. They chirp and sing throughout this atypical and interesting collection of "aviary" tunes offered by bird-lover/vocalist Susan Krebs. The unusua…
Now, here’s harmonica, traditional jazz, and funk meeting in a way I’ve not experienced since the unsurpassed days of the funk of Little Stevie Wonder (the '60s never co…
Back in 2006, I wrote here about this rocker guitarist-turned-introspective-new-ager and his sampler album, 1st Samuel 16:16-23. I noted that, while his Web sit…