MICHAEL GREGORY JACKSON Bio (Short)
“Michael Gregory Jackson has long been one of my favorite musicians. We came along around the same time and I have always considered him to be one of the most significantly original guitarists of our generation with his own distinctive sound and point of view. I am always curious to know what he is doing and where his inspiration has taken him next.” Pat Metheny 2015
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* Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog 2015
A new Michael Gregory Jackson album always promises to be an event.
After Before is no exception. His highly original guitar wielding is given
an excellent setting with the current members of his Clarity Quartet:
Niels Praestholm, bass, Simon Spang-Hanssen, tenor and soprano sax,
and Matias Wolf Andreasen, drums.
There is cohesion and spirited togetherness in this band. They run
through some extraordinarily worthwhile original compositions, including
a couple of those inimitable songs Michael writes and sings, existing in a
lyrical place all their own.
But there is of course a new jazz contemporary thing happening with the
band as well, as you expect from Michael.
There is nothing derivative about Michael's playing