Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

Solid, rich, and fluid straight-ahead melodies, chords, and scale work characterize Real and Imagined, this second effort by guitarist/composer Dave Allen. The st…
Michael Blake’s Amor de Cosmos practically dares you to try on a different mindset for size. If it fits at once, you’re fine. If not, wait don’t dash off just y…
Birds, birds everywhere. They chirp and sing throughout this atypical and interesting collection of "aviary" tunes offered by bird-lover/vocalist Susan Krebs. The unusua…
Now, here’s harmonica, traditional jazz, and funk meeting in a way I’ve not experienced since the unsurpassed days of the funk of Little Stevie Wonder (the '60s never co…
Back in 2006, I wrote here about this rocker guitarist-turned-introspective-new-ager and his sampler album, 1st Samuel 16:16-23. I noted that, while his Web sit…
The music on this album flows, it peaks, it settles again. Free-spirited and expressive, it’s about as melodic as expected of projects of its kind. The first tune, "The …
The Free Project is a departure from this very accomplished pianist/educator’s 2004 straight-ahead offering, "Mo City Jungle," although there is still a very stro…
Like your music with pinches of different spices all wrapped into a neat little new age package? Darol Anger (violins) and Mike Marshall (guitars, mandolins and mandocel…
Whew! Let’s dissect this one, shall we? We’ve got a great blend of genres here, straight-ahead, fusion, and blues being the most prominent. Add the title of the album: <…
Already a successful businessman in the financial industry after a few unsuccessful attempts at music, I had to wonder how much dedication and conviction trumpet/flugelh…