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Ronald Shannon Jackson

Ronald Shannon Jackson

10 articles


Will Punk Jazz Replace The Sounds Of Funk?

Overview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 15 November 1981

PUNK JAZZ? It's hard to imagine a more unlikely musical combination. Punk rock favors short, fast songs and disparages musical technique in favor of "anyone-can-do-it" ...

Ronald Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society: Mandance (Antilles)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 2 October 1982


1982 Black Music Report

Overview by Paul Yamada, Coolest Retard, March 1983

THE PAST FEW years have brought much that is new or at least different to contemporary black music, and though both white and black tastes ...

Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Times, The, 18 March 1983

AS THE ONLY drummer to have appeared on record with Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor and Ornette Coleman, three of the grand masters of the jazz ...

Ronald Shannon Jackson: Breaking the Dance Code

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 19 March 1983

Richard Cook unscrambles the music of Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society — a muzak so mean it could make an everyday breakfast in America quake... ...

Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society

Interview by Don Snowden, LA Weekly, 11 November 1983

If you've tapped into the East Coast/international jazz press recently, you've no doubt seen Ronald Shannon Jackson touted as "the future of jazz drumming" and ...

Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Show Stopper (Gramavision); Ronald Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society: Barbeque Dog (Antilles)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Creem, January 1984

WELL, YOU'RE in luck. Two of the most acclaimed musicians of the neofusion "harmolodic" school (quotes around harmolodic because, word-wise, it's become the "auteur" of ...

Ronald Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society: Barbecue Dog (Antilles)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 14 January 1984


Ronald Shannon Jackson: A Jackson In Your House

Profile and Interview by Mark Sinker, Wire, The, January 1988

Lone-star sticksman Ronald Shannon Jackson — the percussive power behind Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Power Tools and Last Exit — plays rough with ...

Bill Laswell: Mad Maxim

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 16 May 1992

Laughing in the face of musical categories, Manhattan's AXIOM label smashes through Techno stomp, space bass boogie, classical gas, Islamic rap'n'thrash, ferocious free-form jazz and ...

see also Last Exit

see also Melvin Gibbs

see also Power Tools


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