Quotes About Javon

“Jackson has recruited Dr. Lonnie Smith to back him up…[he and Smith] feed off each other to develop the grooves of each song into deeper and deeper soulfulness…which not only allows Jackson to stretch out with fluidity and passion, but also showcases Smith’s one-of-a-kind dynamics…” — Don Williamson, JazzReview.com

“The album lays down a rock-solid groove from the very start…” – John Matouk, About.com

“One of the fresh, creative voices on the scene today”
Ramsey Lewis

“Saxophonist Javon Jackson plays funk with a slow hand…[he] doesn’t beat matters to a froth but allows them to come to fruition in their own time. This approach to groove calls for the clear arrangements that focus the senses nicely on Jackson’s titillating tenor and Dr. Lonnie Smith’s snaky organ…A good funkin’ time is had by all.”
— Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer

“…Jackson and his band are steeped in the 21st Century Groove… Easy Does It is exactly what Dr. Jazz ordered.”
— C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

“This baby really cooks one fine saxy stew…”
— Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher, Midwest Record Recap

“This is the way to get your ‘old school’ funk groove on! Javon and the cats really lay it down on this one. They get a nice organic sound and do their thing. Enjoy!” — Marcus Miller

“Javon adds a modern twist to the music we grew up with. Everybody get ready for a funky good time.” — Branford Marsalis

“One for the masses! A little sweet and a little hot.” — Lou Donaldson

“James Brown, Prince, Maceo Parker, and Stanley Turrentine. Javon Jackson’s current CD has tints of all of them.” — Kenny Garrett

“This is a great CD. It has heat!” — Freddie Hubbard

“…another Javon Jackson triumph!” — Boston Herald

“…a very organic, tight brand of groove jazz.” — Massachusetts Daily Collegian, Amherst, MA

“…tasty and satisfying.” — New Times, Los Angeles

“…brimming with subtle harmonic and rhythmic touches.” — Washington Post