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Paul Jackson Jr

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Born and based in Los Angeles and a member of numerous local bands from his early teens, including a band composed of himself and his siblings, Paul Jackson, Jr. very quickly established his skill and sensitivity and was soon called upon to do many R&B and pop sessions, as well as jazz dates. Jackson began his own solo recording career in the late 80’s. However, it was not until a decade later that his musical maturity, much imitated distinctive style, and significant musical and technical skills made him a favorite among live audiences and his becoming recognized by many as the most recorded guitarist in the world. Though Jackson never got to meet or work with one of his chief guitar/musical influences, Wes Montgomery, he has forged professional relationships with all the others who touched his formative years, including Gary Bell, Earl Klugh, George Benson, Ray Parker Jr., George Duke, Al McKay , Lee Ritenour, along with his mentor, Patrice Rushen, Paul has appeared on the recordings of other superstars such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, Boney James, Kenny Rogers, Barry White, Chicago, and many others

Album

The Gathering

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Christmas Waltz; I'll Be Home For Christmas; My Romance (Christmas Mix); I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus; Some Children See Him; What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?; Winter Wonderland; Silent Night; Let It Snow; The Gathering.

Album

In The Key Of Joy

Label: Concord Music Group
Released: 2019
Track listing: Disc 1: Sabor Do Rio; Bora La; La Noche Entera; Samba In Heaven; Muganga; In The Key Of Joy; Love Came Between Us; Catch The Wave; Romance In Copacabana; This Is It; Time Goes By; Tangara Disc 2: Mas Que Nada; Agua De Beber; Primitive; Lamento; Pais Tropical: Reza; Consolacao; Going Out of My Head; The Frog; Morro Velho; The Look Of Love; Constant Rain; So Many Stars; Tonga; Never Gonna Let You Go; Fanfarra

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