Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Formerly known as Michael Gregory Jackson, Jackson was an ambitious guitarist who was recording with some of the more experimental, ambitious modern jazz players in the late '70s and early '80s. As an acoustic and electric stylist, he was interested not only in comping behind singers and doing conventional single-line solos, but in sounds, rhythms, and textures. Then he shifted gears and began doing fusion and R&B.