I forget where I first heard of Paul Jackson Jr., but it was not long after he had released his 1993 album, A River In The Desert, that I bought a cassette of it and stuck it in the tape player of my car, where it stayed for a month because I was just amazed at what a fantastic guitarist he was. He was a session player for a bunch of rock, R&B and smooth jazz artists before going off on his own. He’s recorded eight solo albums (one of which was 1990’s Out Of The Shadows), and he played for a time with the Tonight Show Band when Jay Leno was the host.
His most recent album is 2016’s Tales From Stompin’ Willie. Here’s the first track, “Sassay.”
From his 1993 album A River In The Desert, here is “The Flavor.”
Paul Jackson Jr., your Two For Tuesday, June 18, 2019.