Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. is one of those players that could be described as flying under the radar. The supreme session guitarist, Jackson he has played for a veritable who’s who of R & B talent including the Temptations, Bobby Womack, Luther Vandross, Patrice Rushen, Howard Hewitt, Dennis Edwards and Jeffrey Osborne. He made his solo debut in 1988 with ‘I Came To Play’ and since then, with his own work, numerous television appearances and a reputation for being the consummate professional, he has become the ‘go to’ artist for some of the biggest names in smooth jazz.
Paul’s current CD is ‘Stories from Stompin Willie’ which reflects on some of the musical friendships he has garnered over his years in the business and specifically his long-term relationship with keyboard legend George Duke, who nicknamed him Stompin' Willie.
The latest single to be drawn from the album is ‘Down The Road’ that Jackson co-wrote with Jeff Lorber who also features on keys. It’s an easy grooving cut that sublimely showcases Jackson’s art while also allowing Lorber to be his usual jazzy self.