Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

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…
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…