Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

There’s a new kid on the jazz block, Esperanza Spalding, an innovative and challenging acoustic bassist/vocalist/composer who brings a new meaning to finesse, class, and…

Tunes that are as unimposing as a quiet, lazy stream on a bright summer Sunday afternoon grace this collection from RC & The Groovediggers. Guitarist/composer Royce Camp…
Right from the beginning, the smooth and mellow sounds of this trumpeter--unknown to me before listening to this release--emitted a powerful call for my undivided attent…
In this age of collaboration, the Sax Pack Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters, and Steve Cole epitomizes what it truly means to put the product before egos, each certainly being a…
So, what happens when you take an iconic group like the Yellowjackets and pair it with a guitar virtuoso like Mike Stern? Simply put, a robust and colorful project like …
You kinda knew it was coming. This "down & dirty," collaborative mega-funk tribute just had to be in the works at some point, considering Brian Culbertson’s fixation wit…
The Spanish guitar is one of the most romantic and exotic instruments in the world of music, in my opinion. Artists like Jesse Cook, Ottmar Liebert, Johannes Linstead, a…
Syncopation, the vocal jazz quartet that burst onto the jazz scene in 2002 and has been heralded by the Boston Globe as the "Manhattan Transfer of the 21st Century," aga…
Keyboardist Robert Walter really does know how to capture one’s attention. Known for his fat and heavy Hammond B-3 sound, the artist struts pizzazz and funk, and yet his…
Some groups do an excellent job of describing their sound, style, and very essence in their promo material. Some do a lousy job, the description turning out to be quite …