Jackson, Michael Gregory / Clarity Quartet - WhenUFindItUWillKnow

Michael Gregory Jackson – electric & acoustic guitars, vocals, harmonica, shakers, tambourine & cowbell
Niels Praestholm – bass
Simon Spang-Hanssen – alto & soprano saxophones Matias Wolf Andreason – drums

“In WHENUFINDITUWILLKNOW, MGJ and the Danish Jazz Musicians in his Clarity Quartet Return to Avant Roots He Had Germinated Alongside Wadada Leo Smith and Oliver Lake in the ‘70s Jazz Loft Scene.
Michael Gregory Jackson is a six-string magician whose most stunning sleight of hand has been burning his name into the musical firmament, influencing countless musicians and reigning guitar icons, while residing mysteriously outside the mainstream. Take it from some trusted sources on the topic.
Pat Metheny said, "I have always considered him to be one of the most significantly original guitarists of our generation."
while another guitar icon, Bill Frisell, noted "I first heard Michael Gregory Jackson in 1975 when I moved to Boston. He blew my mind and influenced me a lot. I believe he is one of the unsung innovators."
And legendary music critic Robert Palmer wrote of Jackson in Rolling Stone, "By the time he was twenty-one he was already the most original jazz guitarist to emerge since the Sixties."
On his new album, WHENUFINDITUWILLKNOW, Jackson reasserts his mastery in the avant-jazz realm that first earned him international attention four decades earlier. Jackson has gleefully disregarded the concept of musical boundaries throughout his career, which extends well beyond jazz to include elements of funk, R&B, blues, folk, rock, experimental music, and more.
In the course of his eclectic peregrinations, he has worked with a long string of giants in those genres, including Steve Winwood, Nile Rodgers, Carlos Santana, Vernon Reid, Oliver Lake, Anthony Braxton, Walter Becker, David Murray, Julius Hemphill, and Nona Hendryx, to name only a few.
It's important to note that this album is the work of a musician who has assimilated Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Son House, Igor Stravinsky, and John Coltrane in equal amounts. The breadth of Jackson's vision is such that even when he's ostensibly dedicated an album to a single genre, he seems capable of endless stylistic permutations. So simply calling his latest outing a jazz record is a bit like identifying Moby-Dick as a story about a whale.”
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  • UPC888295863780
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