Music Recordings and Arrangements
Music from our collaborative record label – Jack And Hill Music
- INSPIRATION by Jason Jackson,
- IF YOU BELIEVE by Rosena M. Hill Jackson
- GOING HOME by Jason Jackson
- ARRANGEMENTS by Jason Jackson for vocal and or Instrumentals
Each CD ships with a personal signature by the featured artist. Our music comes out of groove based Jazz and is influenced by a verity of other styles including, Brazilian, Latin, American Songbook, Broadway, Blues, Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Classical and Original compositions.
Inspiration finds Jackson at the helm of full orchestras made up of rhythm, horn, and string sections. As one of the most respected and in-demand trombone players in New York City since settling there 21 years ago, Jackson was able to call on the services of friends and colleagues such as trumpeters Roy Hargrove and Terell Stafford, trombonist Slide Hampton, clarinetist Evan Christopher, saxophonists Pete Christlieb, Dick Oatts, Rich Perry, and Steve Wilson, pianists Roger Jones II and Michael Melvoin, bassist Rufus Reid, drummers John Guerin and Dennis Mackrel, and percussionist Roger Squitero. Of the ten selections on the CD, six of the arrangements were written by Jackson, one by his friend and former teacher Slide Hampton, one by Christopher, and two by the prolific motion picture composer Eddie Karam. Also available on iTunes <click here>
Rosena M. Hill’s debut album is exciting and adventurous. The ten-track set begins by gently taking you into an up-tempo Afro-Caribbean soca rhythm “Over the Rainbow” nonet arrangement by Jason Jackson and features Antonio Hart on alto sax. Followed by Sondheim’s “Everybody Says Don’t” as a quintet arrangement by Joseph Joubert, inspired by Hill’s Gospel roots. Then smoothly leading into a piano/ vocal duet of a heartfelt, introspective “Christmas Lullaby” by Jason Robert Brown. “If You Believe” the title track is a funk feel from the mid 70’s. “Sound of Music” arranged by Jason Jackson and again featuring Antonio Hart, but this time on flute, has become a beautiful, bossa nova love song. The classics “Someone to Watch Over Me” / “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” are seamlessly merged in dedication to the memory of her father and present love of her husband, Jason Jackson featured on trombone. “Queen of the World” brings a fast paced, high-energy and percussive call to reclaim your confidence and life’s vision with words and music by Jason Robert Brown. The piano/vocal duet arrangement of the well-known Gospel hymn “ His Eye is on the Sparrow,” is fresh and deeply sincere. Your spirits continue to rise in the uplifting “Heaven” with words by Langston Hughes and music from Ricky Ian Gordon. The If You Believe musical journey ends with a triumphant and angelic “Impossible Dream.” Also Available on CD Baby <click here>
Going home and Going Home have clearly been good for Jason and for those of us listening to the fruits of the journey. It should be a continuing source of inspiration. Their solos are not only strong individual statements, but really fit and compliment what is around them. That kind of radar usually indicates a working band, and indeed the quartet with Jason on this cut has recently recorded under drummer Chuck McPhrerson s name. McPherson who would come to New York once a year with his father alto titan Charles has a lengthy resume that includes working with Freddie Hubbard and Tommy Flanagan. Daniel Jackson and bob Boss also California natives have contributed the high qualities heard here to the bands of Wes Montgomery, Art Farmer, Eddie Harris and Red Rodney to name a few. Jason was introduced to this heavy company by his high school teacher and mentor Marshall Hawkins (JOHN MOSCA) Also Available on CD Baby <click here>
Download Arrangements of Standards and Originals for Instrumental and Vocal. These arrangements are suitable for most levels of musicians from High School to Professional. There is an eclectic mix of ensembles and musical styles for your perusal. Click to peruse VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS or INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENTS.