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Jackson, Michael Gregory / Clarity
Album:Clarity Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jackson, Michael Gregory Added:06/2010

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-09-05 Pull Date:2010-11-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:17 Oct3 Oct26 Sep19 Sep12 Sep

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1.Sun, 15 Feb 15:SOL·MAX·ION
4.Wed, 10 Apr 13:SOLMAXION
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2.Thu, 25 Dec 14:SOL·MAX·ION
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5.Fri, 26 Nov 10:Edward Hains
3.Sat, 15 Nov 14:SOL*MAX*ION
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6.Fri, 15 Oct 10:BSharp
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Album Review
Reviewed 2010-09-05 
ESP-Disk’, 1976

1970s LOFT JAZZ – An unusual session with guitarist Jackson alongside some heavy hitters (David Murray, Oliver Lake, Wadada Leo Smith). Blends avant-garde strains with a soulful or folksy vibe, mostly slow paced & moody but with a sharp edge. Liner notes evoke a “rainy day” vibe, and that’s about right. Very interesting stuff!

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 6

1. 4:28 – quietly busy, highly melodic, acoustic guitar jostles with sedate horns
2. 4:05 – similar vibe to #1, but slower, with a feeling of tension
3. 3:25 – guitar & alto sax: unison duet falls apart, settles into improv dialogue
4. 8:01 – solo guitar: lovely patterns become huge and forceful, then rushing
5. 1:47 – pleasing melodic interlude
6. 9:24 – oblique melody dissolves into exotic group improv, turns skronky
7. 4:27 – duet: electric guitar & sax chase each other like squirrels on a tree
8. 6:43 – slow, methodical melody, turns loose and lyrical after 4 minutes.

[ Fo ] 09/05/10

Track Listing
1.Clarity 5.Ballad
2.A View Of This Life 6.Clarity
3.Oliver Lake 7.Ab Bb 1-7-3
4.Preleuoionti 8.Iomi