Jam Nation was the product of one of the famous Real World recording weeks of the 1990's. These recording weeks were spontaneous gatherings of some of the world's finest musicians. The project was the brainchild of Peter Gabriel who gave mix masters John Gosling (alias Sugar J) and Mark Rutherford just seven days to pull the whole thing together. The resulting album, "Way Down Below Buffalo Hell" reflects the contradictory variety of influences of those involved, with a mix of roots, pop and ambient trance-dance tracks.
Jam Nation includes contributions from various artists including Ayub Ogada, Alex Gifford, Justin Adams, Jocelyn Pook, Daniel Lanois, Billy Cobham, Karl Wallinger and the late Lucky Dube among many others.