Jason Jackson – InspirationSeptember 23, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Dick Oatts, Jason Jackson, Michael Melvoin, Pete Christlieb, Rich Perry, Roger Jones II, roy hargrove, Rufus Reid, Slide Hampton, steve wilson, Terrell Stafford
Inspiration from trombonist/composer Jason Jackson is as inspired as the title implies. Releasing on October 14th, this endeavor comes 13 years after his previous recording and it is a welcomed arrival. Jackson leads an outstanding ensemble through a set of originals and wonderfully fresh takes on hallowed standards. In addition to Jackson fantastic performance, there are tremendous contributions from trumpeters Terrell Stafford and Roy Hargrove, trombonist Slide Hampton, saxophonists Pete Christlieb, Dick Oatts, Steve Wilson and Rich Perry, as well as pianists Roger Jones II, Michael Melvoin, bassist Rufus Reid and too many other notable talents to document here. Jackson brings a rich, refreshing voice to the genre with this fine effort.
Click to listen to a clip of “Wake Up Election 2000”:
Tracks: Brazilian Bop, Burnin’, Spring is Here, Salute to Mandela, El Huesero, April in Paris, Tenderly, Wake Up Election 2000, My Friend Sam.