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Taboo 05:28


Drummer / composer Ronald Shannon Jackson, known for his work with Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Cecil Taylor and many others. From 1986 to 89, a member of the ultimate Suicide Squad, Last Exit which also featured Sonny Sharrock, Bill Laswell and Peter Brotzman - the noise of trouble.
Taboo included 10 of his own compositions, and introduces a diverse collective of gifted musicians from the harmolodic metaverse. Vernon Reid, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Melvin Gibbs, Robin Eubanks and many others. Produced by frequent collaborator, Bill Laswell.
Ronald Shannon Jackson - a true American original, beyond the borders of jazz and rock. Driven by a massive, tribal, folkloric force that ould have only come out of Texas.


released August 11, 2016

All songs written by Ronald Shannon Jackson

Eric Person: Alto, Baritone, Soprano Saxophone (#1)
Zane Massey: Alto Saxophone (#3,4 & 5) Tenor Saxophone (#2)
Lee Rozie: Soprano Saxophone (#2)
Henri Scott: Trumpet (#4 &5)
David Gordon: Trumpet (#2)
Robin Eubanks: Trombone (#1)
Akbar Ali: Violin (#1)
Vernon Reid: Guitar (#1, 2, 4 & 5)
Onaje Allan Gumbs: Synthesizer [Dx7] (#1)
Bruce Johnson: Electric Bass
Melvin Gibbs: Electric Bass
Ronald Shannon Jackson: Electric & Acoustic Drums
Oboe, Percussion & Voice (#5)

Produced by Bill Laswell & Ronald Shannon Jackson

Recorded by – Robert Musso & Ron St. Germain
Electric Lady, NYC, JAM Studio, London & R.P.M. Studio, NYC
Mixed by – Robert Musso at Platinum Island, NYC
Assistant Engineer: Oz Fritz
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, NYC

Artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign
Artist photo by Thi Linh Le


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