Ronald Shannon Jackson

Born: 
01/12/1940
City: 
Fort Worth
Region: 
Texas
Country: 
USA
Died: 
10/19/2013
Years Active: 
1960's-2013
Instruments: 
Drums
Notable Equipment: 
Associated Artists: 

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Ronald Shannon Jackson is an American jazz drummer notable for his unusual approach to his instrument, which draws as much inspiration from military and parade bands as from traditional jazz drumming. He is the only person to have recorded and performed with the three prime shapers of free jazz: pianist Cecil Taylor, and saxophonists Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler.