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Ronald Shannon Jackson

Ronald Shannon Jackson
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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.
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Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet — Tabligh Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet — Tabligh
(Cuneiform Rune 270, 2008, CD)
Garrett List — The New York Takes Garrett List — The New York Takes
(Carbon 7 C7-042, 1999, CD)
Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society — Raven Roc Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society — Raven Roc
(DIW-862, 1992, CD)
Ronald Shannon Jackson — Red Warrior Ronald Shannon Jackson — Red Warrior
(Axiom 314-510 149-2, 1990, CD)
Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society — Decode Yourself Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society — Decode Yourself
(Island Records 7 90247-1, 1985, LP)
Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society — Barbeque Dog Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society — Barbeque Dog
(Antilles 422-848 817-2, 1983, CD)
Bill Laswell — Baselines Bill Laswell — Baselines
(Celluloid CELCD 5505, 1983, CD)
Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society — Man Dance Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society — Man Dance
(Antilles 422-846 397-2, 1982/1991, CD)
James Blood Ulmer — Are You Glad to Be in America? James Blood Ulmer — Are You Glad to Be in America?
(Rough Trade ROUGH 16, 1980, LP)
Ornette Coleman — Body Meta Ornette Coleman — Body Meta
(Verve 314 531 916-2, 1978/1996, CD)
Ornette Coleman — Dancing in Your Head Ornette Coleman — Dancing in Your Head
(Verve 314 543 519-2, 1977/2000, CD)

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