October 7th and October 8th
Special Guests: Paul Jackson Jr.
PAUL JACKSON JR.
In The Beginning Born and based in Los Angeles and a member of numerous local bands from his early teens, including a band composed of himself and his siblings, Paul Jackson, Jr. very quickly established his skill and sensitivity and was soon called upon to do many R&B and pop sessions, as well as jazz dates. Jackson began his own solo recording career in the late 80s. However, it was not until a decade later that his musical maturity, much imitated distinctive style, and significant musical and technical skills made him a favorite among live audiences and his becoming recognized by many as one of the most recorded guitarists in the world.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST
Plus: Ask Dave - Richard Elliot
When tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot began preparing Summer Madness, his follow-up to 2014s critically acclaimed Lip Service, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. First and foremost, it had to be funky. When I was growing up in the 70s and first learning to play the saxophone, he says, I was mostly attracted to instrumentally based R&B and to jazz that had R&B roots. This record definitely goes down that path, leaning more on the funk side. He also knew precisely who he wanted to accompany him on the new music. I wanted to involve my band, Elliot says.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST
Plus: Gerald Albright - Big Break
Gerald Albright has a generous invitation for fans of his hit 2014 album: If you thought that mix of deep funk and simmering sensuality was a Slam Dunk, waitll you get a load of G. Its that albums high octane sequel, which draws even deeper connections to that in-your-face horn-section-magic, of classic bands like Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power. Early in his career, the versatile saxophonist was often told by his labels to be funky, but not too funky but after 30 years at the top of his game as one of contemporary urban jazzs core artists and sonic innovators, the eight-time Grammy nominee is letting loose like never before.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST