The Hackett Brothers Join David Jackson’s Latest Project

Unlike many of his progressive rock peers, David Jackson has never lost a penchant for experimentation, and when Italian organist Marco Lo Muscio invited the legendary sax player to work on acoustic readings of the twentieth century classics spanning symphonic, jazz, experimental and rock continuums, the veteran could not neither resist nor refuse this offer. Where else one would be able to create a common context for pieces written by Ligeti and KING CRIMSON or by Britten and Garbarek? More so, the keyboard maestro invited to what is called PROJECT ONE two of his regular collaborators, the Hackett brothers, Steve and John.

Issued yesterday, October 10th, the record, on which Jackson is credited as a very special guest, features an extremely interesting selection of material, including a VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR gem that David cowrote and, in addition to a GENESIS perennial, two cuts from the elder Hackett’s repertoire, Steve augmenting the interpretation of his “Hammer In The Sand” with electric guitar and John Hackett weaving flute into “The Hermit” that he originally performed on. Available on vinyl and, with many more tracks, on CD and as download, this record sounds madly magnificent – listen to its preview below.

Project One

1. Theme One (George Martin)
2. Vocalise n.3 (Marco Lo Muscio)
3. Hammer In The Sand (Steve Hackett)
4. Hairless Heart (GENESIS))
5. Corpus Christi Carol (Benjamin Britten)
6. Hills Of The North Rejoice (Martin Shaw)
7. Molde Canticle Part I (Jan Garbarek)
8. The Great Gig In The Sky (PINK FLOYD))
9. Red Pedal Solo (M. Lo Muscio)
10. Moonchild (KING CRIMSON))
11. Prelude and Ostinato “Homage To Keith Emerson” (M. Lo Muscio)
12. Musica Ricercata n.7 (Ostinato) (György Ligeti)
13. Vocalise from “The Ninth Gate” (Vojciech Kilar)
14. Vocalise n.1 “To My Mother” (M. Lo Muscio)
15. In Memoriam (M. Lo Muscio)
16. Pilgrims (VdGG))
17. The Hermit (Steve Hackett)
18. Fanfare For The Common Man (ELP)

October 11, 2023

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