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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: August 28, 1953

MICHAEL GREGORY JACKSON Bio (Selected Highlights)

One of the most influential and innovative guitarists to emerge during New York’s avant-garde loft scene in the 70s, master guitarist, composer, and improviser Michael Gregory Jackson has spanned and at times defied musical genres. He has embraced everything from avant-garde, creative music, jazz, blues, rock and electronica soundscapes to harmonically rich and lyrically deep vocal tunes, with the complex arrangements and subtleties that are a signature of his music. In his early career, Rolling Stone magazine called Jackson “the most original jazz guitarist to emerge since the sixties.”...
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Michael Gregory Jackson's music is spiritual and holds the light - even in the darkness - as he sings “Come on and lift me up/ I've falling down again”

This is how the music is: it contains a will to dive into the deepest layers of human life, but is at the same time also a tribute to life itself. A sound painting that covers the diversity of life itself.

Jakob Baekgaard, Jazz Special (Denmark) June 2013”

One of the most lyrical musicians working today...singularly personal and arresting and one of contemporary music's few genuine poets... Jackson's daring, darting vocal is so serene yet intense that one is hard-put naming a contemporary vocalist of similar grace and power.” —Down Beat




“By the time he was twenty-one he was already one of the most original jazz guitarist to emerge since the Sixties.” —Rolling Stone 

 Michael Gregory Jacksons’ “Heart and Center, with it’s completely original synthesis of influences ranging from Stravinsky to Duke Ellington to Hendrix to Earth, Wind, and Fire is unlike anything that’s been heard before.” - Robert Palmer - Rolling Stone


“Gregory (Jackson) has that rare combination of virtuosity and versatility, able to play the guitar whiz...then slip easily into hugely commercial cuts...

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Music

Featured recording “Clarity”

Clarity

ESP Disk
2010
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    Clarity

    ESP Disk
    2010
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    Cowboys, Cartoons & Assorted Candy...

    Creative Sources
    1982
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    Gifts

    Creative Sources
    1979
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    Heart & Center

    Creative Sources
    1979
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    Karmonic Suite

    Creative Sources
    1978
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    Clarity

    Creative Sources
    1977
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