Drummer / composer Ronald Shannon Jackson, known for his work with Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor and many others. From 1986 to 89, a member of the ultimate Suicide Squad, Last Exit which also featured Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell and Peter Brotzman - the noise of trouble.
Taboo included 10 of his own compositions, and introduces a diverse collective of gifted musicians from the harmolodic metaverse. Vernon Reid, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Melvin Gibbs, Robin Eubanks and many others. Produced by frequent collaborator, Bill Laswell.
Ronald Shannon Jackson - a true American original, beyond the borders of jazz and rock. Driven by a massive, tribal, folkloric force that ould have only come out of Texas.
released August 11, 2016
All songs written by Ronald Shannon Jackson
Eric Person: Alto, Baritone, Soprano Saxophone (#1)
Zane Massey: Alto Saxophone (#3,4 & 5) Tenor Saxophone (#2)
Lee Rozie: Soprano Saxophone (#2)
Henri Scott: Trumpet (#4 &5)
David Gordon: Trumpet (#2)
Robin Eubanks: Trombone (#1)
Akbar Ali: Violin (#1)
Vernon Reid: Guitar (#1, 2, 4 & 5)
Onaje Allan Gumbs: Synthesizer [Dx7] (#1)
Bruce Johnson: Electric Bass
Melvin Gibbs: Electric Bass
Ronald Shannon Jackson: Electric & Acoustic Drums
Oboe, Percussion & Voice (#5)
Produced by Bill Laswell & Ronald Shannon Jackson
Recorded by – Robert Musso & Ron St. Germain
Electric Lady, NYC, JAM Studio, London & R.P.M. Studio, NYC
Mixed by – Robert Musso at Platinum Island, NYC
Assistant Engineer: Oz Fritz
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, NYC
Artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign
Artist photo by Thi Linh Le
Harriet Tubmans...We spoke years ago. A phone interview with a guy in Bozeman MT for KGLT radio. Thanks for Araminta...and working Leo Smith. It's getting airplay out this way. Best...Brodie Brodie Cates
This album remember me on the best electric times of Miles Davis... sure Bill Laswell and Hideo Yamaki bring this album up to now... Dave Douglas is great... Modern Jazz-Rock at all... Why just one track? renek
All these trax are good. James Blood Ulmer, via Ornette, enabled me to emerge from my be-bop coffin 1981. Harmolodics & the No Wave inspired the formation of Great White Noise, Sydney 1982-83. I'm still enjoying shaking off the rigamort. Am happy to dance with idiots.