Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

E-volve is the brainchild of one Red Broad (no, that’s his name, not a crass description of a person!). He is a seemingly creative producer and songwriter who’s pulled t…
This group dubs its offering here as an "unusual trio recording." There are some atypical "moments" in this album, including some interesting utterances, sounds, …
So seldom do I get a chance to sit down and really listen to organ jazz. You know the kind: Jimmy Smith and the like. Well, here is the Nick Moran Trio, a competent grou…
How’s That? is a hard-driving, rather funky dance/electronica 4-song sampler from a sax player who, unbeknownst to me until now, has been producing, writing, an…
Here’s an album that clearly has a statement to make. From its impressive list of contributors (which includes Tizer’s mentor, the illustrious Chieli Minucci of Special …
This album is quite aptly titled, if you like your jazz laden with bluesy, lazy, moonlight-rich romantic saxophone. After a 30-year hiatus and at age 75, Georgia-born J.…
I so often search high and low for that right combination of smooth Latin-tinged jazz/R&B that offers that swaying, subtle, tenderness that allows you to simply be consu…
If what you want is solid blues and soul from a champion piano player who lit up the Louisiana blues/soul scene in the 70s, Bobby Powell is your man. As notable a vocali…
Well, no wonder! That was my reaction when I opened this month’s CD review package to find out why the package was so much heavier this time around. Well, lo and …
Good CD? Well, let's see. First, we get a majestic and rather pompous intro to the classic "Joy to the World," then.... wham! Enter the funkmeister, Brian Culbertson, wi…