When I was coming up as a Jazz player Maiden Voyage and Dolphin Dance were staples of jam sessions. Great days.
In addition to Man Dance, I've got Decode Yourself and Red Warrior. I've had the former on repeat for two days now; this stuff is wild. To my ears it sounds rather like some of the music coming out of the "No Wave" scene in the 80's—except much more accomplished and expressive. If I could classify Jackson's style in Man Dance it would be angular jazz-rock-funk fusion ... or something. Miles was right, Jazz cats can rock better than rockers.I had that Ronald Shannon Jackson LP when it first came out and loved it. I had two or three others too, and they were all great.