Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ronald Shannon Jackson 1940-2013

Very sorry to hear that the drummer and avant-garde master Ronald Shannon Jackson died today. This would be a great time to revisit his Modern Drummer interview from 1984, by friend of the blog Chip Stern, which I excerpted here some time ago. Immediately after reading that— probably a couple of times— when it was originally published, I ran out and bought Jackson's album Barbeque Dog:

Here he is on a Cecil Taylor album— he was my favorite drummer to play with Cecil:

Here's a notice from Jazz Times.

(h/t to Larry Appelbaum)

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