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Javon Jackson: Good People

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Art Blakey’s youngest tenor sax playing son has evidenced in recent recordings a desire to break free from the often stifling two-horn quintet straightahead hard bop mold. In this instance producer Craig Street has been enlisted, and bebop seems the farthest thing from his oeuvre. Mr. Jackson is a talent of forthright mind, and not a lump of raw clay, so exploring different directions is obviously his choice.

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