20 October 2013

Ronald Shannon Jackson 12 January 1940 - 19 October 2013


I just learnt of the passing away of Ronald Shannon Jackson at the age of 73: He was suffering from leukemia. I saw Shannon Jackson twice, first with the Decoding Society in my home town and then with Last Exit at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Scheweningen in 1987, just outside the Hague. I also bought several Decoding Society records back in the 80s and I believe they can still be found easily.

Much later I found out that the NSJF gig was videotaped and parts of it also appeared on "Cassette Recordings" out on the Enemy label the same year. So what I can offer here in memory of Shannon Jackson is a little over 40 minutes of Last Exit at the NSJF.

RIP


8 comments:

kinabalu said...

Mega

apf said...

Thank you!

Nick said...

Yes, its shame and hard to believe he was 73.

giu said...

RIP Mr.RONALD SHANNON JACKSON
rhythm master w/ALBERT AYLER, ORNETTE COLEMAN, CECIL TAYLOR

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this one -- RSJ was a tremendous force and he will be greatly missed. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform a number of times here in NYC at the old Knitting Factory.

Anyone happen to have any live Decoding Society and/or POWER TOOLS?

upkerry14 said...

I do and will post some.

santos curser said...

Troubling to see times go so fast, thankyou for sharing these recordings of great musicians.

Igor said...

Farewell dear Mr. Ronald Shannon Jackson.