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Ronald Shannon Jackson

dr, voc, 1940-2013 US, Fort Worth, Texas
Musician / Composer / Arranger / Producer of Jazz

Ronald Shannon Jackson (January 12, 1940 – October 19, 2013) was an American jazz drummer and composer from Fort Worth, Texas. A pioneer of avant-garde jazz, free funk, and jazz fusion, he appeared on over 50 albums as a bandleader, sideman, arranger, and producer. Jackson and bassist Sirone are the only musicians to have performed and recorded with the three prime shapers of free jazz: pianist Cecil Taylor, and saxophonists Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Flute
  • Percussion
  • Oboe
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
African Séance on Beast In The Spider Bush by Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society
3 Phasis (Track One) on Cecil Taylor: 3 Phasis by Cecil Taylor
The Ancient Voice Of "E" on Beast In The Spider Bush by Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society
Idut on Cecil Taylor Unit by Various Artists
When Colors Play on When Colors Play by Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society
Black Blues on When Colors Play by Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society
Red Warrior on Red Warrior by Ronald Shannon Jackson
Sweet Orange on When Colors Play by Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society
Dance Of The Spirit Catcher on When Colors Play by Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society
3 Phasis (Track Two) on Cecil Taylor: 3 Phasis by Cecil Taylor

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Puttin' On DogRonald Shannon Jackson1999Album
Shannon's HouseRonald Shannon Jackson1997Album
What Spirit SayRonald Shannon Jackson1995Album
Red WarriorRonald Shannon Jackson1990Album
TabooRonald Shannon Jackson1990Album
When Colors PlayRonald Shannon Jackson1987Album
Live At The Caravan Of DreamsRonald Shannon Jackson With Twins Seven Seven1986Album
PulseRonald Shannon Jackson1984Album
Albert Live In Montreux!Albert Mangelsdorff, J.-F. Jenny-Clark, Ronald Shannon Jackson1981Album
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