Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

Judging from what artist/release information I was able to dig up on this one, this appears to be pianist Norman Weeks’ first solo album. While he’s composed other tunes…
From the opening note of Chip Shelton’s newest release, Imbued With Memories, one is flooded with masterful tributes, like the one to Joe Henderson on "Recordam…
Pianist Mike Levine’s steps forward with his debut release From the Heart with about as much might and soul as any in the business. His effervescent style is bo…
A gent out of the Motor City, Detroit of course, with a background in sound engineering has sauntered on to the scene here and is offering some pretty funky gems for our…
Kinda contemporary, kinda free/avant garde, kind of a serious melting pot of styles often defying classification in many ways, Reptet has released its third album, C…
I’ve said here before that there aren’t that many great trumpeters in smooth jazz. Oh, there are the obvious icons and frontrunners like Chris Botti, Rick Braun and Greg…
Hiromi Uehara, the revered and renowned pianist/composer and mastermind of Hiromi’s Sonicbloom, comes to us again with her fiery, innovative, and electrifying brand of f…
No stranger to Grammy nominations with four to his credit, saxman David Sanchez also received the Latin Grammy for Best Instrumental Album in 2005 with his last release,…
This smooth little "hoe-down" with its clearly defined cowboy/western swing edge might take one a few listens to get acclimated but, once you’re on board, Cow Bop’s
Canadian-born vocalist/keyboardist Mary Kastle is one truly refreshing artist. Her knack for integrating pop, reggae, jazz, and other exotic forms of music into her repe…