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D.D. Jackson

D.D. Jackson

In his new two-volume series of recordings, Paired Down, Canadian-born pianist D.D. Jackson issued his own musical manifesto about the health of jazz approaching the millennium. He brought a total of nine admired musicians into a New York studio to make music one-on-one. While some listeners may consider the duo format to be among the most challenging in jazz, this Don Pullen protege takes a different view.

“With the duo, you have maximum freedom and the injection of information with people you are playing with. It is my preferred method of conceptual expression because the piano is not a support instrument. You try to be interactive and do what is required of the musical situation,” Jackson said.

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