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Javon Jackson: For You (Solid Jackson)

The 20th album from tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson presents a series of dedicatory designs suffused with a sense of appreciation. It’s a collection that’s both sincere in tone and forthright in its displays, playing up the best qualities behind this shining veteran’s music. With tradition always in mind but keeping the settings varied, Jackson salutes … Read More “Javon Jackson: For You (Solid Jackson)”

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Javon Jackson with Les McCann: Lucky 13

Javon Jackson’s simultaneously brawny and brainy tenor sound, burly and commanding but also capable of surgical precision, is well featured on Lucky 13, not coincidentally his 13th album as a leader. Having graduated from the schools of Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and Betty Carter before embarking on his solo career, Jackson knows a thing or … Read More “Javon Jackson with Les McCann: Lucky 13”

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