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The Ali Jackson Quartet Performs in Studio


Tom Fudge: Jazz music is about a hundred years old. And many generations of musicians have become a part of that world of rhythm and improvisation. Ali Jackson Jr. is a member of the new generation of jazz. His very name provides a hint to a long family tradition of music. His father is Ali Jackson Sr, a bassist who performed with the likes of John Coltrane. Ali Jr. took lessons from some legendary jazz drummers. He is now the drummer for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, which is directed by Winton Marsalis.

The Ali Jackson Quartet, featuring the Rhythm Section of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, performs at Dizzy's this Wednesday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. ($15, $10 for students).



  • Ali Jackson Jr. performs on drums
  • Carlos Henriquez plays bass
  • Dan Nimmer plays piano
  • Walter Blanding plays tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone and clarinet

Music Clip 1:   Two Kizee Bluizzy by Ali Jackson Quartet, Live in Studio (2006)

Music Clip 2:   Blue Seven by Sonny Rollins, from the album Saxophone Colossus (1956)

Music Clip 3:   When the Saints Come Marching In by Ali Jackson Quartet, Live in Studio (2006)

Music Clip 4:   El Soul by Ali Jackson Quartet, Live in Studio (2006)

End Music:   Flamenco Sketches (Alternate Take) by Miles Davis, from the album Kind of Blue (1958)

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