Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

Talk about starting off with definition! Second Movement, a precise band that combines the electricity of acid jazz with the intricacies of fusion and sprinklings of smo…
Ah yes, remember this songtress during the 2002-2005 Pieces of a Dream projects? Think of the funky, thunderous Devotion from No Assembly Required, the sou…
Here’s one whose bio states that there are hints of rock present in this CD. Hints of rock?? The CD bleeds rock.... copiously! Now, having created that gra…
Here’s a rather refreshing, easy listening jazz project offered up by an impressive trio, which includes New York keyboardist, Billy Mitchell, bassist (and drum programm…
While not being this reviewer's immediate preference, this group offers a different and mostly interesting musical direction. There’s no question that Vocé is comprised …
This is an impressive collection of melody-rich tunes and smooth R&B rhythms from a multi-talented artist who plays all of the instruments on the CD, except for the sax …
With a theme bright, airy, and glowing with straight-ahead jazz of pretty pure quality, the Vinson Valega Trio brings material from which all of the various sub-genres o…
What I often define as "refreshing and innovative" is not so much the playing abilities of artists as their vision and fluidity in styling their music, particularly melo…
In the ever-growing subgenre of smooth jazz, it’s always so very invigorating and encouraging to happen upon a group such as Washington, DC’s own Collaboration, a band f…
"Open air," the title track of Dagobert Bohm’s 1999 released (released this year), Circle Around, appropriately describes the environment for all of the music c…