MICHAEL GREGORY JACKSON'S CLARITY TriO comes to The Dance Hall, with Jackson on guitars, Rakalam Bob Moses on drums and Niels Præstholm on bass, each exceptional, internationally acclaimed musicians in their own right, for a night of moving and powerful music. The list of musicians that these three have worked with collectively reads like a who's who from the spectrum of musical genres: Pat Metheny, Wadada Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Herbie Hancock, Nile Rodgers, Jack Dejohnette, Larry Coryell, Keith Jarrett, Vernon Reid and Clark Terry, to name just a few. This will be a night to remember!
"Michael Gregory Jackson is one of the best cats I've ever heard." -Pat Metheny -WiRE Magazine
"Michael Gregory Jackson is a huge influence on me, he blew my mind when I first heard him. He did things sonically with the guitar that I'd never heard." -Bill Frisell -Down Beat
"Leave it to Moses, a multi-directional shamanistic groovilator, to put all the pieces together. On "Time Stood Still", another sprawling production of DeMille-ian scale, he seamlessly blends Monk, funk, tap, hip hop, bebop, big band, blues, Bahia, Tanzania, and the avant-garde into one organic package while paying homage to the spirits of Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Jaco Pastorius." -Bill Milkowski Down Beat
"Bassist and composer Niels Praestholm employs a genuine, delightfully off, sound, which he creates with his instrumentation. There is no trace of the reverence and solemnity often heard in the so-called Nordic sound. There is a vivid energy in the up tempo tracks that makes the music burnthe music has a down to earth timbre of life." -Boris Rabinowitch, Politiken (Denmark)
The Dance Hall (View)
7 Walker St
Kittery, ME 03904