Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

Here’s one of the cleanest, controlled and soulfully smooth albums you’ve heard in a while from an artist with whom I’ve just become acquainted, and happily so. Duane Ca…
The list of blues legends just seems to expand more and more each day. Here’s Donald Ray Johnson with some of the most robust, soul-stirring and real blues you co…
Kloud 9 has a real handle on smooth. Their hooks are contagious, the lead vocals are, as usual, rich and crisp, and the backing vocals are super-tight with strong…
Althea Rene instantly became one of my favorite artists when I first heard her In the Moment album, a rich, happy, rhythmic, and sexy offering a couple of years…
There are voices in jazz that are so distinctively seductive and powerful that "incomparable" does no real service in describing these gems. The ever-popular and magneti…
The subdued and warm opening notes of Court Mast’s trumpet impressed me immediately with its unpresumptuous approach, allowing me to casually drink in the essence of the…
Life Changes, the latest CD of Scottish gypsy jazz violinist Alex Yellowlees, attempts to introduce a lot to the newbies to this subgenre while apparently conti…
Not wasting any time getting to the core description of his music through actual demonstration, Rabih Abou-Khalil, steps out front and center with his heralded vocalist,…
Augusto Monk’s self-produced DVD, Stories & Grooves, is a rather curious and somewhat atypical production, to say the least. Here again is another form of (I gu…
Veteran saxophonist/flutist Mary Fettig is a name known to many of the great icons in the Latin and jazz corners. Having played with such brilliantly talented luminaries…