Category Archives: Ronald Shannon Jackson


IOLA BELLY BUTTON THE ART OF LEVITATION Ronald Shannon Jackson and The Decoding Society Man Dance Antilles : 1982 RSJ, drums; Vernon Reid, electric guitar and banjo; Henry Scott, trumpet and flugelhorn; Zane Massey, saxophones; Melvin Gibbs, electric bass; Reverend Bruce Johnson,… Continue reading

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New York Noise

BABY TALK BIG TREE Music Revelation Ensemble No Wave Moers : 1980 James “Blood” Ulmer, guitar; David Murray, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Amin Ali, bass; Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums. “James Blood Band was the first black band to be playing… Continue reading

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This Is Jazz

SAND DANCER EYE FOR AN EYE DEVIL’S RAIN Last Exit Iron Path Virgin/Venture : 1988 Sonny Sharrock, guitar; Peter Brotzmann, saxophone; Bill Laswell, bass; Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums. “I go out on stage, and my intention is to make the… Continue reading

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Strutting with some BBQ

TRIALS OF AN HONEST JOHN GOSSIP MYSTERY AT DAWN Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society Barbeque Dog Antilles : 1983 RSJ, drums, flute, bass flute; Vernon Reid, electric guitar, steel guitar, banjo; Zane Massey, tenor, alto, and soprano sax;… Continue reading

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