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Bruce Jackson Ė Donít Sleep In Your Dreams (CD)

 

Sound: B†††† Music: B

 

 

Bruce Jackson is yet another of a growing number of Jazz musicians releasing their material on their own on CD without the help of the majors.I wondered if this was a sign that the major labels are too busy with other things to allow Jazz to thrive where it should.The number of fine indie releases we have covered since the site went up makes us all here wonder if that at least has some validity.Donít Sleep In Your Dreams joins that list.

 

Sure, it is cheaper to record a high quality album than ever before, but there are limits.Fortunately, the following recordings sound good:

 

1)     Footprints

2)     Firewater

3)     Rhythm-A-Ning

4)     Iris/Pee Wee

5)     Paris Eyes

6)     Never Let Me Go

7)     Picadilly Lilly

8)     My Ship

 

 

1 and 4 are Wayne Shorter compositions, while 3 is by Thelonious Monk and 8 is by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin.The sometimes-offbeat choices show a longtime love of the genre, along with brisk-but-precise musicianship.You can go to www.brucejacksondrumming.com for more details.

 

The PCM 2.0 16bit/44.1kHz Stereo is good and clean, with enough depth so reveal the trio playing, with a decent soundfield.There are no extras, but this will have replayability for those who like Jazz Instrumentals.

 

 

-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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