D.D. Jackson: Music for Media
D.D. Jackson is a pioneering pianist, composer and arranger. He’s released a dozen acclaimed and award-winning albums, written extensively for Down Beat magazine, composed soundtracks and collaborated with a who’s who of jazz and popular music. He’s also a technology enthusiast who has been blogging and podcasting since those things began, evaluating and selecting production tools for his home studio where he creates fully orchestrated works, and blending traditional instruments with digital emulations in his work for television and media. He’s recently created orchestral arrangements of the songs of Prince, and has been working extensively with Questlove in particular, and the Roots in general.
MTF Director Andrew Dubber caught up with him in New York to talk about his work - and the tech he uses to do it.