Bruce Jackson Ė Donít Sleep In Your Dreams
Sound: B†††† Music:
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:
Let Me Go
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