February 15, 2021

Calling In A Favour

  • Brian Jackson
  • Julian Brimmers


Welcome back to our first episode of “Calling In A Favour” in 2021 – thanks for tuning in. Today’s guest is Brian Jackson, pianist, flautist, and one half of the duo Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson. To say it’s a pleasure and an honour having a chance to sit with Mr. Jackson for an in-depth chat would be heavily underselling what we’re feeling right now.

Alongside Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson has recorded a decade’s worth of radical, genre-bending material that still sounds fresh and, even more incredibly, applicable to our times.
“Winter in America,” “The Bottle”, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, “We Almost Lost Detroit” – the list goes on and on.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of “Pieces of a Man,” Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson’s seminal debut album, we called Mr. Jackson up to discuss his life in music and activism, his creative years with Gil and their gradual separation, as well as his current podcasting and recording endeavours.


Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – The Revolution will not be televised
Ahmad Jamal – I Love Music
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Winter in America
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Home is Where the Hatred Is
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Pieces of A Man
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – I Think I’ll Call it Morning
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – We Almost Lost Detroit
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – On a Race Track in France
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb, Blind)
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Your Daddy Loves You
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Johannesburg
Brian Jackson feat. Roy Ayers – Gotta Play
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat Brian Jackson – Nancy Wilson
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Peace Go With You Brother

Calling In A Favour

“Calling In A Favour” is a platform for friendship, music and art, anti-algorithmic behaviour, and community building. Once a month, Cologne-based writer and cultural critic Julian Brimmers welcomes bright minds and kind souls doing their bit to make the world of arts & culture more complex, confusing and overall exciting.

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