Most of the drummers adopt the style and get used to it – but that’s not the case of Gene Jackson. His every performance is unique, he is simply adjusting the tempo and genre of his colleagues. As he said: I follow where the music takes me as opposed to dictating where the music goes."…I follow where the music takes me as opposed to dictating where the music goes.“
In 1991, Gene has met a bassist Dave Hollander, and they have collaborated for the next ten years in one of the greatests jazz trios of their time: The Herbie Hancock Trio. They yearned for new styles and perfect interpretation, and it was this desire that connected Hancock, Holland and Jackson and made their shows unforgettable. From the 1996 the trio has changed to the quartet with Craig Handy, the tenor-saxophonist. To the year 2000, the quartet had played all over the world, from Europe to Asia. In that time, Gene was also a member of The Mingus Band or Robin Eubanks Mental Images Group.