Ronald ShannonJackson

Eye on You (AT-1003 LP)

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1980

Eye on You

Ronald ShannonJackson

About Time

AT-1003 LP

LPS 156269

AT-1003 LP

JAZZ

1

LP 10,74 €

5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Drummer Roland Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society plays what could be called free funk, a combination of loud funky rhythms with free jazz and the harmolodics pioneered by Ornette Coleman's Prime Time. Everyone solos together constantly, leading to dense and exciting ensembles that are overflowing with passion. Although this style of jazz (a forerunner of Steve Coleman's groups) never really caught on, the music is quite stimulating and a logical extension of '70s fusion.

PERSONNEL:

  • RONALD SHANNON JACKSON, drums, flute
  • BILLY BANG, violin
  • BYARD LANCASTER, alto and soprano sax
  • CHARLES BRACKEEN, tenor and soprano sax
  • VERNON REID, electric and acoustic guitar
  • BERN NIX, electric guitar
  • MELVIN GIBBS, electric bass
  • ERASTO VASCONCELOS, percussion

Recorded in New York

SIDE A:

  • 01. Sortie
  • 02. Nightwhistlers
  • 03. Apache Love Cry
  • 04. Shaman
  • 05. Eastern Voices / Western Dreams

SIDE B:

  • 01. Dancers of Joy
  • 02. Arising
  • 03. Orange Birthday
  • 04. Theme for a Prince
  • 05. Eye on You
  • 06. Ballet de Omphalos