Lee Jackson (Bassist)

Lee Jackson (Bassist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lee Jackson (born Keith Lee Jackson, 8 January 1943, Newcastle upon Tyne) is a British bass player and singer, best known for his work in The Nice. Jackson rose to prominence in the 1960s in the progressive rock group, The Nice, with keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Brian Davison. He subsequently formed Jackson Heights and then Refugee, the latter with Davison and keyboardist Patrick Moraz. Jackson has a hoarse singing voice (which has frequently drawn criticism, notably from Keith Emerson) and an almost percussive bass playing style. A left-handed player, usually wearing distinctive "aviator" style tinted spectacles, he distinguished himself further by favouring the Vox V248 bass guitar with its unusual teardrop-shaped body, the same bass made famous by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones. For some pieces, Jackson would play the instrument using a bow, notably on "Hang On to a Dream," "My Back Pages" and in the introduction to "Intermezzo from the Karelia Suite."show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136629798
  • 9786136629797