Paired Down, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
During a three-day period, pianist D.D. Jackson recorded a series of duets with some of his favorite musicians; the results are two colorful and diverse CDs that are full of variety, adventure, and a bit of humor. Vol. 1 features the percussive Jackson in collaborations with tenor and C-melody saxophonist James Carter who borders on the hilarious during "Rhythm and Things", the talented if underrated trumpeter Hugh Ragin, bassist Santi Debriano, baritonist Hamiet Bluiett, violinist Billy Bang, and tenor saxophonist David Murray. All of the ten selections except for two by the trumpeter are Jackson originals. Although the second CD is also well worth getting, the first disc ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
During a three-day period, pianist D.D. Jackson recorded a series of duets with some of his favorite musicians; the results are two colorful and diverse CDs that are full of variety, adventure, and a bit of humor. Vol. 1 features the percussive Jackson in collaborations with tenor and C-melody saxophonist James Carter who borders on the hilarious during "Rhythm and Things", the talented if underrated trumpeter Hugh Ragin, bassist Santi Debriano, baritonist Hamiet Bluiett, violinist Billy Bang, and tenor saxophonist David Murray. All of the ten selections except for two by the trumpeter are Jackson originals. Although the second CD is also well worth getting, the first disc gets the edge due to the particularly fine playing of Carter and Ragin. An intriguing set that grows in interest with each listening.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/1997
  • Label: Justin Time Records
  • UPC: 068944009923
  • Catalog Number: 99
  • Sales rank: 281,961

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rhythm and Things (4:46)
  2. 2 Ballad for Miles (8:28)
  3. 3 Reflections (7:15)
  4. 4 Chick-Isms (4:48)
  5. 5 Fanfare and Fiesta (6:09)
  6. 6 Subliminal Messages (4:24)
  7. 7 African Dreams (9:38)
  8. 8 For Don (6:58)
  9. 9 Bang's Dream (6:00)
  10. 10 Easy (5:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
D.D. Jackson Primary Artist
Hamiet Bluiett Baritone Saxophone, Track Performer
Billy Bang Violin, Track Performer
Hugh Ragin Trumpet, Track Performer
David Murray Tenor Saxophone
Santi Debriano Track Performer, Acoustic Bass
James Carter C-Melody Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Technical Credits
D.D. Jackson Producer, Liner Notes
Bill Kipper Mastering
Ian Terry Engineer, Mastering
Jim West Executive Producer
Karen Birdgenaw Contributor, Electronic Imaging
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