Friday, February 5, 2010
Now's the Time: Javon Jackson
Javon Jackson is big in Ukraine. Actually, I don't know if that's true. The forced urgency of the embedded television commercial just begs to be mocked. Jackson performed in Kansas City last October with the Kind of Blue tribute band. One critic called Jackson's outing "tentative". Another suggested that he seemed "hesitant and overwhelmed". I agree with those assessments, although playing John Coltrane's parts is a can't-win proposition. I suspect Jackson will fully redeem himself Saturday at the Blue Room.