In 2005 Randy released "From Me To You" his first jazz influenced solo instrumental CD on his Bad Monkey Recordings label. With appearances from Mindy Abair, Andre Berry, Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Wendy Moten, Bob Sheppard, Wayman Tisdale and co-producer Jon Gilutin, it was a stellar first outing and was well received.
Now with the release of his latest "The Return Of Randy Dynamite". Randy looks to move forward in the instrumental music arena. "I have always done instrumental music as part of the Boneshakers tapestry and this move seemed a natural progression. On the my last project it was about making a jazz/funk CD. With this offering I wanted to go back to a time when I was more about playing and less about genres". A conversation with a friend from his early days as a teenager in Detroit gave Randy the creative germ he needed. "He asked me why I didn't play some of the songs I wrote in high school and I hadn't thought about those songs for years but after reviewing them I chose five to start from and wrote six new ones. Jacobs decided to record live in the studio and chose Gregg Bissonette on drums (David Lee Roth, Toto, Steve Vai), former band mate Jervonni Collier on bass ( Bruce Hornsby, Brecker Bros, Herbie Hancock, Was (Not Was), Jon Gilutin on keys (Linda Ronstadt, Joe Walsh, Rick James, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira), and percussionist Lenny Castro (Boz Scaggs, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rolling Stones, Quincy Jones) for the recording band. Trumpeter Rick Braun, harp man Teddy Zig Zag, sax men Paul Shilt's Weimar, Jimmy Roberts, and Bill Bergman and also joined the party.
Jacobs' hard-driving, always-in-the-pocket talent has been sought out by such diverse artists as singer Robbie Williams, Ofra Haza, Mindi Abair, producer Trevor Horn, Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly, rappers Coolio, Warren G and Dr. Dre, pop star Elton John, punk rocker Iggy Pop, Brook Benton, Alicia Myers, English ska band General Public, European-Arabic superstar Khaled, Steve Cropper of Booker T and the MG's, Depeche Mode, Ivan Neville, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Ringo Starr, Kris Kristofferson, Michael McDonald, Paula Abdul, Jewel, Brian Simpson, gospel singer Fred Hammond, producer/guitarist Stephen Bruton, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr, Seal, Tears for Fears, Rachid Taha, Bruce Hornsby, the B-52s, Apollo 4 Forty, Republica, jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic, producer/mixer Ben Grosse, jazz singer Diane Schurr, singer Wendy Moten, Brian Culbertson, producer Don Was, French singer Faudel, blues singer Delbert McClinton, saxman Dave Koz, singer/songwiter Joe Henry, Lisa Stansfield, producers The Matrix, smooth jazz saxophonist Warren Hill, jazz trumpeter Rick Braun, guitarist Earl Klugh, blues singer Marcia Ball, rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson, Euge Groove, Willie Nelson, 98 degrees lead singer Nick Lachey, Hillary Duff, St Leonards and many more.