Adrian Jackson

Recent articles by Adrian Jackson

Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

Jazz in a box: A sizzling sampler of the very best sounds over six discs.

Crossing Roper Bar (Australian Art Orchestra/Young Wagilak Group)

A superior blend: Crossing Roper Bar is a fascinating collaboration.

Music Redeems (The Marsalis Family)

This 2009 concert saw the Marsalis clan gather to pay tribute to their father, legendary New Orleans pianist and teacher, Ellis.

This Way Out (guitar: Peter Petrucci)

Melbourne guitarist Peter Petrucci leads a stellar lineup, with bassist Sam Anning and drummer David Jones forming the rhythm section, plus tenor saxophonist Jamie Oehlers on several tracks.

Mirror (Charles Lloyd Quartet)

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd has nothing to prove.

Bitches Brew (trumpet: Miles Davis)

Released in 1970, Bitches Brew wasn’t the first album in which jazz players delved into rock or funk rhythms, or used electric instruments.

Dream (vocalist: Mary Stallings)

Mary Stallings is not as well known as she ought to be, given her work with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie.
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