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D.D. Jackson "Canadian Inspirations"
Live from the Barrie Jazzfest, featuring pieces by Neil Young, J.S. Bach and myself.

Improvisations on Bach's Goldberg Variations (tribute to Glenn Gould)
From my recent concert at the Barrie Jazz Festival, presented as a part of a concert of "Canadian Inspirations", from Neil  Young to Alanis Morisette (stream the entire second set from the "Canadian Inspirations" concert  here (D.D. Jackson Radio)).
FREE DOWNLOAD. "Serenity Song", the title tune from my new Justin Time CD "Serenity Song" (released on June 20/06). You can also click HERE to order the entire CD as part of my Artistshare Serenity Project Experience.
Trudeau opera - Political Power (opening number)
FREE DOWNLOAD. This is a demo of the opening number of the new opera I'm writing with librettist George Elliott Clarke on Canada's former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. This scene takes place in 1949 just as Mao is taking over and opens with Mao celebrating war; Trudeau then appears out of the shadows expressing a counter-sentiment and they ultimately sing simultaneously on opposite sides of the stage. Mao: Douglas Tranquada; Trudeau: John Lindsay-Botten; myself: piano and all other instruments.
I Cry from Quebecite
FREE DOWNLOAD. A demo of one of the compositions from my jazz opera Quebecite written with librettist George Elliott Clarke, featuring Dean Bowman and Yoon Choi on vocals.
D.D. Jackson Octet at Moravian College: Peace-Song
FREE DOWNLOAD. A piece of mine originally written as the title tune for my first CD. Recorded live Sept. 19/04 with: James Spaulding - alto sax, Christian Howes - lead violin, Sam Bardfeld - violin, Alan Grubner - viola, Dana Leong - cello, Dafnis Prieto - drums and Gerald Cannon - bass
I Mean You
FREE DOWNLOAD. A manic solo piano version of me playing the Monk classic, recorded at Body and Soul in Japan during a recent solo piano tour.
FREE DOWNLOAD. A rather manic live version of my original composition "Etude" from my CD "Serenity Song", recorded June 16th, 2007 at the Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival
Live in Japan - First Invocation/Hopes & Dreams
FREE DOWNLOAD. Recorded live in Japan, some solo piano versions of material from my Justin Time CD "Suite for New York".
Trudeaumania from Trudeau opera
FREE DOWNLOAD. A demo track from my new opera "Trudeau: Long March/Shining Path" written with librettist George Elliott Clarke about Canada's notorious former Prime Minister. This scene takes place at the height of "Trudeaumania" prior to Trudeau being elected leader of the Liberal Party in 1968. It features John Lindsay Botten - Trudeau; Janice Jackson - Margaret Trudeau, and Douglas Tranquada.
Trudeau opera - The Snow Over Ottawa is Falling Stars
Another excerpt from the demo for my upcoming opera on Pierre Elliott Trudeau I'm writing with librettist George Elliott Clarke. This scene features Janice Jackson as Margaret Trudeau, lamenting the state of her relationship with Pierre, as she cradles her newborn baby in her arms, born on Christmas Day. I'm playing piano.
Lushly from Quebecite
FREE DOWNLOAD. Recorded at the Northrop Frye Literary Festival in New Brunswick Apr. 28th/06 and featuring Dean Bowman and Yoon Choi, this was the first piece I wrote for my jazz opera "Quebecite" (pronounced "KAY-beh-see-tay"). In it, an African-Canadian jazz saxophonist character named Malcolm is courting a Chinese-Canadian architecture student named Colette Chan. The opera was based loosely on the life story of my own parents, with words by Trudeau Fellow George Elliott Clarke (with whom I'm currently collaborating on a new opera on the life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau). Towards the end of the piece I segue to an excerpt from the version of "Lushly" that appears on my new "Serenity Song" CD (2006 Justin Time Records), available for order by clicking on "Artistshare" (above).
The Recovery Live at the Barrie Jazz Festival
FREE DOWNLOAD. The final piece from my new CD Serenity Song, recorded live at the Barrie Jazz Festival (near Toronto, Canada), on Sat, June 17th, 2006. The version on the CD is similar, but has the addition of string overdubs (click HERE to purchase the entire CD as part of my Serenity Project Experience). This piece was written in memory of the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
10 Inspirations on a Simple Theme
FREE DOWNLOAD. Solo piano commission piece premiere. Recorded live to 2-track DAT Sept. 8th, 2001 at the new music Festival Dancing in Your Head at the Walker Center in Minneapolis, MN.
2006 "Serenity Song" Recording Download Participant Offer (128 kbps Mp3)
A very warm welcome to my 2006 "Serenity Song" Download Participant Offer (128 kbps mp3). This new recording comes at a new crossroads in my life, in which the sense of tranquility and security I've experienced of late in my year-old marriage and new home have particularly informed my compositional...
living jazz
Organ Nation demo
Audio - Demo recording of our new collective group featuring myself on Hammond B3 organ; Alex Harding on bari sax; Walter Szymanski on trumpet; and Brandon Lewis on drums. Recorded at Dubway Studios, Feb./09.
Organ Nation at Cornelia Street Cafe
Audio - Live recording of our collective group Organ Nation at our premiere gig this past Feb./08 at the Cornelia Street Cafe featuring myself: organ; Alex Harding - baritone sax; Walter Szymanski - trumpet; and Brandon Lewis - drums.