Jack DeJohnette

Jack DeJohnette



Jack DeJohnette (born August 9, 1942)[1] is an American jazz drummer, pianist, and composer.

An important figure of the fusion era of jazz, DeJohnette is one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th century, given his extensive work as leader and sideman for musicians including Charles Lloyd, Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, John Abercrombie, Alice Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock and John Scofield. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2007.[2]



Untitled is a post-bop/avant-garde/fusion jazz lp by Jack DeJohnette on ECM Records ECM-1-1-74, and is the second in a series of albums released under the heading “Jack DeJohnette’s Directions.”The lp consists of compositions by DeJohnette and the other musicians playing on the session, which was recorded in Oslo, Norway.
The DeJohnette Complex
The DeJohnette Complex is the debut album by Jack DeJohnette featuring Bennie Maupin, Stanley Cowell, Miroslav Vitous, Eddie Gómez, and Roy Haynes recorded in 1968 and released on the Milestone label in 1969.
Audio-Visualscapes is an album by Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, featuring Greg Osby, Gary Thomas, Mick Goodrick, and Lonnie Plaxico, recorded in 1988 and released on the MCA/Impulse!
Tin Can Alley
Tin Can Alley is a live album by Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition featuring Chico Freeman, John Purcell and Peter Warren recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label in 1981.

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Album review: Anouar Brahem′s ″Blue Maqams″
  –  December 22, 2017
Firstly, the trio of musicians that Brahem has gathered around him – Dave Holland (double bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums) and Django Bates (piano) – are all men with a serious jazz pedigree. Holland and DeJohnette both played with Miles Davis and have ...
Jon Garelick’s picks for best albums of 2017
  –  December 22, 2017
“Hudson” This all-star collective offered its own response to the turn of the year (recorded in January) with this mix of originals and classic-rock covers, all drawing from the Hudson River Valley where Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John ...
Jukebox: Many cool shows in 2017
  –  December 22, 2017
an all-star jazz crew of Jack DeJohnette, drums; John Scofield, guitar; Larry Grenadier, bass; and; John Medeski, keyboards. Some area venues saw changes of leadership, while Caffe Lena (one of our oldest, smallest cool venues) and the Times Union Center ...
Jazz CD Reviews: Gregory Porter, Gary Peacock, Tom Harrell
  –  December 21, 2017
Veteran bassist Gary Peacock is no stranger to the piano trio format, having worked with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette in one of the premiere trios of the jazz idiom for over 30 years. On his most recent ECM outing, Peacock makes a personal statement ...
The best reissues of 2017
  –  December 20, 2017
this features taciturn pianist Evans methodically unpacking standards ("Emily," "Embraceable You") and jam-session favorites ("Nardis") with bassist Eddie Gomez and the extremely lively drummer Jack DeJohnette. At this point, Evans might be the most ...
"Moving Day," 2nd CD by Bassist/Composer Mark Wade & His Trio, Set for February 2nd Release
  –  December 18, 2017
He received a B.A. in music with a concentration in jazz in 1997. Wade considers Richmond, whose extensive resume includes work with Stan Getz, Jack DeJohnette, Lee Konitz, and Mingus Dynasty, a major influence, along with Ray Brown, Paul Chambers ...
Q&A: Arvin Scott Beats to His Own Drum
  –  December 14, 2017
I am very inspired by the music of innovative jazz artists such as Max Roach, Elvin Jones, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Alan Dawson, etc. As a result, my approach to teaching and performing ...
Jazz supergroup Hudson performs at the UBC Chan Centre
  –  October 16, 2017
Jack DeJohnette is a living legend of jazz. With a career spanning five decades, the drummer has held down the beat for everyone from Miles Davis, Bill Evans and John Coltrane to leading such acclaimed bands as Gateway trio, Special Edition and now the ...


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