DUFFY JACKSON nous a quittés RIP


Duff Clark “Duffy” Jackson (born July 3, 1953 in Freeport, New York) was an American jazz drummer. Died in Nashville due to complications from hip surgery- March 3, 2021.


Jackson is the son of Chubby Jackson, and played drums as a young child, making appearances with Count BasieDuke EllingtonWoody Herman, and Buddy Rich before he finished high school. In 1971 he relocated to Los Angeles, where he played with Monty AlexanderRay BrownHerb EllisLena HorneMilt Jackson, and Barney Kessel. Following a tour of Japan with Benny Carter, he appeared on television for two years with Sammy Davis, Jr. (1974–1976). Later in the 1970s he played with Grover Mitchell and did a tour of Europe with the Count Basie Orchestra.

In the 1980s Jackson worked with Lionel HamptonAl JarreauJames Moody, and Sonny Stitt, and in 1985 re-joined the Basie orchestra while Thad Jones was its leader. Following this he worked with Illinois Jacquet and Artie Shaw, then re-joined the Basie Orchestra under Frank Foster. In the 1990s, he relocated to Fort Lauderdale, where he played with Harry AllenBilly Ross, and the Manhattan Transfer.


As leader[edit]

  • Swing! Swing! Swing! (Milestone, 1995)

As sideman[edit]

With Monty Alexander

  • Here Comes the Sun (MPS/BASF, 1972)
  • Jamento (Pablo, 1978)
  • Look Up (Atlas, 1983)
  • Live at the Cully Select Jazz Festival 1991 (Limetree, 1991)

With Sonny Stitt

  • Sonny, Sweets & Jaws (Who’s Who in Jazz, 1982)
  • Sonny’s Blues (Who’s Who in Jazz, 1983)
  • What’s New (CMA, 1995)

With others



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