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The Dream I Had by Ron Jackson

Ron Jackson has put together a fine album of standards and originals. Jackson has facility and ideation plus a swinging solo style despite a sometimes choppy drum backing that should be sensitive to the soloist's message.

"Isn't It Romantic?" Ron Jackson has fun with this familiar chestnut. The endearing melody is respected while adding a unique solo treatment that makes this tune new and refreshing. Nice exchanges with the drummer who lays low in his responses but needs to smooth out in the ensemble.

"Long Ago And Far Away" Again Jackson paints with his own brush going up in tempo with some rapid fire picking. An interesting bass solo adds another dimension. The 4 bar exchanges with the drummer showcase Ron Jackson's take charge mode.

This is a super album for the guitar aficionado as well as the established player.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Ron Jackson
  • CD Title: The Dream I Had
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Candlepower Music Corporation
  • Rating: Four Stars
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