Jazz / Funk Bass Master
Paul Jackson is known as a "Musician's Musician". As a founding member of the Headhunters under Herbie Hancock, Paul has shaped a sound that launched a new direction in contemporary music. The solid union between Hancock and Jackson has been especially evident in the many international tours they have made together. With uncountable projects to his credit, he is now touring with the Paul Jackson Trio riding the crest of a new CD release - autumn of 2014.
Songwriter of Chameleon
As one of the most widely recognized jazz standards, Chameleon has become standard repertoire in most small jazz ensembles. and has been covered by many notable artists. Written with Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin, and Harvey Mason while they played in the Headhunters, Paul's iconic bass line is instantly recognizable, using the Afro-Cuban clave mixed with deep Funk anticipation. In 2003, the album was ranked number 498 in the book version of Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
Groove or Die
The new album by the Paul Jackson Trio was released in Autumn of 2014. After tours in Europe, Japan, and South America as The Paul Jackson Trio, Paul and his bandmates Xantone Blacq and French percussionist Tony Match went into a studio in London to record the tunes they had been playing live for audiences across the world.
Paul's first Solo LP "Black Octopus" is still available. These are the last Limited Edition Japanese reprints sold directly by Paul. Black Octopus was originally recorded in the late 70's in Japan. it received excellent reviews and has stood the test of time as a funk classic. This CD features additional tracks not recorded on the original LP. These additional tracks integrate well with the original tracks to give the listener a complete taste of the type of magic that Paul is known for creating.