Jam Nation is the product of one of the legendary Real World Recording Weeks of the 1990s. The Recording Week events were spontaneous gatherings of some of the world's finest musicians, living and working together for one week each summer at Peter Gabriel's state-of-the-art Real World Studios in England's verdant countryside.
The Jam Nation 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 during Recording Week in the summer of 1992. The resulting 1993 album, Way Down Below Buffalo Hell reflects the highly eclectic variety of influences of those involved, with a mix of roots, pop and ambient trance-dance tracks.
Jam Nation includes contributions from numerous artists, including Ayub Ogada, Alex Gifford, Justin Adams, Jocelyn Pook, Daniel Lanois, Billy Cobham, Karl Wallinger and the late Lucky Dube among many others.