OndŘej ŠtverÁČek Quartet Feat. Gene Jackson /usa,cz/ at Reduta Jazz Club
Reduta Jazz Club
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Most of the drummers adopt the style and get used to it – but that’s not the case of Gene Jackson. His every performance is unique, he is simply adjusting the tempo and genre of his colleagues. As he said: I follow where the music takes me as opposed to dictating where the music goes."…I follow where the music takes me as opposed to dictating where the music goes.“
Gene, born in 1961, was among others best musicians of his generation from the very start. Even at Berklee College of Music in Boston, his roommate and later co-worker was Branford Marsalis, Marvin Smith or Billy Kilson. He had moved to New Yorl later and during next ten years he was getting his reputation among the best player from the West Coast of the USA. Hugh Masekeal, Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Hill and dozens of others were pleased to meet Jackson’s enthusiasm and professionality. No concert was a routine for him, he has been stylish, inovative and simply perfect from the beginning....