Paul Jackson Jr.
Paul Milton Jackson Jr. (born December 30, 1959) is an American fusion/urban jazz composer, arranger, producer and guitarist. He was born and raised in Los Angeles. Jackson knew by the age of fifteen that he wanted to become a professional musician. He attended the University of Southern California, majoring in music.
|Paul Jackson Jr.|
Jackson in 2008
|Birth name||Paul Milton Jackson Jr.|
|Born||December 30, 1959|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Genres||Jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz, rock, pop, funk, R&B, soul|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, guitarist, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar|
|Labels||Atlantic, Blue Note, Branch|
|Associated acts||Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Five Star, Chicago, The Temptations, Daft Punk, Luis Miguel|
In addition to being a recording artist in his own right, Jackson is also highly accomplished L.A. session player, with a career spanning multiple decades. He has supported artists ranging from Michael Jackson (no relation) (on the albums Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory and Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix) to the Temptations, Whitney Houston, Alexander O'Neal, Five Star (on the album Silk and Steel), Howard Hewett, Thomas Anders, Patti LaBelle and Luis Miguel, to rockers such as Chicago and Elton John, to jazz-oriented players such as George Duke, George Benson, Dave Koz, Al Jarreau, David Benoit, Marcus Miller and Kirk Whalum, and to Christian artists such as Leon Patillo and Don Moen.
In 2013 it was revealed he contributed to several tracks on the album, Random Access Memories by Daft Punk and UK based singer songwriter Birdy's second album "Fire Within." He also played guitar on Lisa Stansfield's 2014 album, Seven.
- I Came to Play (1988, Atlantic)
- Out of the Shadows (1990, Atlantic)
- A River in the Desert (1993, Atlantic)
- Never Alone: Duets (1996, Blue Note)
- The Power of the String (2001, Blue Note)
- Still Small Voice (2003, Blue Note)
- Lay It Back (2008, Branch)
- Stories from Stompin' Willie (2016, Branch)
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With Amy Grant
- Unguarded (A&M, 1985)
- Chicago 17 (Full Moon/Warner Bros., 1984)
With David Sanborn
- Close Up (Reprise, 1988)
With Donald Byrd
- Thank You...For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (Elektra, 1978)
With Don Moen
- God Is Good – Worship with Don Moen (Integrity, Hosanna! Music, 1998)
With The Jackson 5
With Lalo Schifrin
With Lionel Richie
- Lionel Richie (Motown, 1982)
With Michael Jackson
- http://www.smoothvibes.com/movabletype/archives/000197.html "Paul Jackson Jr. – Rocking Steady"
- Vogel, Joachim (1995). Masters of Rhythm Guitar, p. 93. AMA Verlag.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 26, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2011.