Michael Gregory Jackson
New York, New York
“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
Michael Gregory Jackson is a composer, innovator, guitarist, improviser, sound explorer, educator and poet. Upon his arrival in NYC, and since his 20's, he is widely considered one of the most innovative guitarists to emerge from New York’s avant-garde loft scene of the 70s. Michael is a pioneer of a new movement in which genres and sounds were suddenly mixed in new and inventive ways. Michael embodies the nature of a true and natural artist, perpetually cultivating new ideas and directions. He has served as a critical influence, name-checked by Bill Frisell, Vernon Reid, Marc Ribot, Brandon Ross, Elliot Sharpe and Mary Halvorson.
Over the years, Jackson has worked and/or recorded with luminaries across the musical spectrum including Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, Wadada Leo Smith, Nile Rodgers, Anthony Braxton, Will Calhoun, Nels Cline, Rakalam Bob Moses, Nona Hendryx, Jack Dejohnette, Steve Winwood, David Murray, Walter Becker, Buster Williams, Carlos Santana, Marcus Miller, Henry Threadgill, Omar Hakim and Vernon Reid to name a few.
His recent credits as a producer include Pulitzer Prize nominee Wadada Leo Smith, for whom he produced two critically acclaimed discs, “Spiritual Dimensions” and “Hearts Reflections”.
Comments by MichaelGregoryJackson
@kidsinatoystore: Thank you very much for listening to and supporting my music. Also, there are unreleased tracks, remastered albums and various songs on my Bandcamp site. https://michaelgregoryjackson.bandcamp.com
Thank you to you all, I will post the rest of the piece at some point.
@scsimonmusic: Thank you
@nodda: Thank you