Saturday, June 29th, 2013 – The crowd looked almost spellbound by the enchanting sounds of the Ed Jackson Quartet, at the one year anniversary celebration of the
Room jazz club in St. Albans, Queens. Ed Jackson
seemed almost possessed by an inner force of paradoxical output. He was on his sax blowing forth steamy hot
cool jazz beyond human description. His
music was moving the soul in an indescribable artistic appreciation. His piano accompaniment for the night James
Weidman, was also magical on the ivory keys with his fingers flying in precision
rhythms further bringing the crowd to an incredulous awe of the moving musical
sounds springing forth from the quartet.
All in attendance knew this was masterful musical collaboration entertaining
us exclusively at this one moment in time.
This musical moment would never be quite duplicated again.
Essiet O Essiet on bass brought strong sophistication to the music that night as did Lionel Cordew on Drums. Ed Jackson, recently back from a successful tour in England with the legendary Fatback Band, James Weidman who was just back from a jazz tour in Moscow, Essiet O Essiet also in Europe on music tours not long ago, and Lionel Cordew who played with the well respected Jeff Lorber recently didn’t disappoint the savvy jazz patrons. They were billed as world class jazz performers and were quite up to the distinction. In short the anniversary evening was exciting and musically satisfying to the auditory senses.
The sets were so moving they inspired patrons to order CDs at a high ratio clip plus the
, Jazz club served
delicious free anniversary cake, healthy hors d'oeuvres, and great
refreshments. It was a lovely evening. Jackson
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