In February 1962, Jackson stepped into Van Gelder Studio and recorded Hootin' 'n Tootin' with other Lloyd Price veterans - Earl Vandyke on organ, Willie Jones on guitar, and Wilbert Hogan on drums. The result is a bluesy classic. Jackson's playing is a mix of hard bop, earthy blues, and soul-jazz. The first tune, Dippin' in the Bag," is an uptempo blues with Vandyke comping on organ and Jones and Jackson both taking extended solos. Southern Exposure" is a more lowdown affair, a slow swinger with Jackson laying down the blues in a quiet wail (if that's possible). The album continues to vary between swinging and shouting ravers and slower, R&B-inspired jazz, all showcasing Jackson's searching solos.
Jackson had a second recording session in April 1962 with the same band, with the addition of Sam Jones on bass. Unfortunately, Hootin' didn't sell well and the tunes from the second session weren't released. Fortunately, for the reissue of Hootin' in 1998, Blue Note tacked on these seven tracks. Again, it's a mix of burners such as Stretchin' Out" (what's Jackson got against including final g's?) and On the Spot" with more low-down blues such as Egypt Land" and Minor Exposure" (my personal favorite of all fourteen tunes).
Jackson later recorded with organist Big John Patton and then basically disappeared from the jazz scene. His bluesy and inspired playing on the sax from his all-too-brief stint as a jazzman is worth seeking out.