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Clarity Quartet

‘WHENUFINDITUWILLKNOW’ – Listen to the Clarity Quartet’s new album on Youtube

Michael Gregory Jackson’s Clarity Quartet

Michael Gregory Jackson (guitars), Niels Præstholm (bass), Simon Spang-Hanssen (sax), Matias Wolf Andreasen (drums).

Michael Gregory Jackson is a legend among New York jazz musicians. He was a cornerstone in New Yorks loft jazz scene in the 70’s and 80’s, and has performed with the biggest names in jazz, pop, blues and improvised music – genres that have inspired his Clarity Quartet.

On ‘WHENUFINDITUWILLKNOW’ Michael Gregory Jackson dedicates pieces to musical icons like Geri Allen, Jessica Hagedorn, Baikida Carroll, Fred Hopkins & Bruce Kevin Jackson.

By the time he was twenty-one Michael Gregory Jackson was already one of the most original jazz guitarist to emerge since the Sixties.”

Rolling Stone

After Before is an excellent CD that steams with fresh spontaneous energy and variation, but also leaves place for spacious poetry and some surprising ballads featuring Jackson’s light-textured voice. ‪Especially remarkable is the organic spark that flows between the musicians, and Jackson’s very special, angular and virtuoso approach to the guitar adds a special personality to the recording.”

Christian Munch-Hansen, Politiken, Denmark 2015

After Before oozes quality and is experienced as elevated and uplifting, to the point where one can replay it again and again if one misses clarity and substance in the world of music. Very soothing by all means – even down into the technical details: the microphone-technique, mixing, production, dynamics and sound-definition has class. Clarity Quartet is exactly the right name. After Before should ring right into the worldly environment for jazz of the highest caliber.”

Peter Rahbek, Jazz Special, Denmark, December 2015

For booking please contact Niels Præstholm:
Tel. (0045) 2424 5870


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