Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

From the opening notes of The Next Level, bassist D-Lucca frames this as a San Francisco treat, as you can hear the trademark nuances that so often mark music fro…
Techy celestial synth, radio transmissions, and a touch of classical piano (and that’s just in the 2 ½ min. intro) actually coming in as "part 1" of the title and first …
In 2006, I reviewed Willie Hill’s Natural Evolution album, which I classified as having a purely soft, mellow, almost ethereal feel about it. It was an album expr…
Often, I will read reviews by others regarding a certain artist just to see what they took away from a given recording and compare my own views to see if there’s any par…
QwertyWHAT? Wow, I guess if you’re going to come out funky in an ear-catching fashion from your very first track, you may as well give that track a funky "out the…
Well, this might be pretty unoriginal and obvious, but, here goes. What do Chaka Khan, the late James Brown, The Eurythmics, the late Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Lisa …
Laws of Groovity has all of the punch usually associated with a Patrick Yandall album. The seasoned axeman provides some really spirited jams on this latest pea…
Jonathan Butler is perhaps one of the most intriguing icons in smooth jazz today. His story is such a rich one, full of encouragement for all aspiring and established mu…
A clean, no-harm, no-foul "safe zone" traditional offering from Mitch Paliga. Not terribly exciting but then, not all of the great compositions of the legendary greats w…
I’m not a big fan of lifting whole quotes or paragraphs from an artist’s profile in my attempts to adequately illustrate his or her musical prowess or competency. Howeve…