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Catching Up With

Jack DeJohnette: Bill Evans Legacy

Read "Jack DeJohnette: Bill Evans Legacy" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner


Modern Drummer Hall of Fame inductee, drummer and pianist Jack DeJohnette has shaped jazz drumming for decades. A compatriot of illustrious players like Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, and many more, DeJohnette helped shape a new conception of what the drums could bring to ensembles, including adding color, detail, and fluid interplay. His contributions to the music are legendary and could fill volumes. Reinforcing this impact, Resonance Records has been releasing a series of never-before heard live recordings of ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Get Theyself to the Garden Party

Read "Get Theyself to the Garden Party" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


A couple of catalog items, a couple of brand new releases—hey, you've got yourself a podcast! Talk ranges from a little-known seventies progressive jazz outing to a classic ECM eighties joint and then turns to two releases so hot off the presses the internet is still sizzling. In pop matters, Mike breaks down a Rudresh Mahanthappa concert he caught recently and then waxes poetic about nearly watching the Replacements break up. Playlist Discussion of The Contemporary Jazz ...

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Live Review

"ECM Records at 50" at Lincoln Center

Read ""ECM Records at 50" at Lincoln Center" reviewed by Tyran Grillo


ECM Records at 50 Rose Theater, Lincoln Center New York, NY November 2, 2019 On the 1st and 2nd of November 2019, Jazz at Lincoln Center commemorated the 50th anniversary of ECM Records with two nights of musicians—many longtime associates, some newer additions—from the label's roster. More than that, it was a celebration of life itself during a time of great sociopolitical unrest, when hearts and minds around the world ache under the weight of ...

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Multiple Reviews

New, Notable and Nearly Missed

Read "New, Notable and Nearly Missed" reviewed by Phil Barnes


One of the great pleasures of the holiday season is taking stock of the last 12 months, comparing notes with friends, investigating their recommendations and catching up with some of those releases that you never quite got round to. The falling cost of an independent release has meant that it is easier than ever for a musician to get their work out there, but probably the hardest it has been to get any meaningful attention from a fragmented media. All ...

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Live Review

Jack DeJohnette at the Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock, N.Y

Read "Jack DeJohnette at the Byrdcliffe Barn, Woodstock, N.Y" reviewed by Peter Occhiogrosso


Jack DeJohnette Byrdcliffe Barn Woodstock, NY August 13, 2016 When the lights went out, the power came on. Drummer Jack DeJohnette was scheduled to give a solo piano concert at the Byrdcliffe Barn--a century-old wooden structure-turned-concert venue--that had been part of the original Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in Woodstock, N.Y.--but ten minutes before show time, following an ear-splitting crack like a boxful of M-80s exploding at once, the barn was flooded ...

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Album Review

Jack DeJohnette: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The only thing that Jack DeJohnette seems to have forgotten in his maturing years, is that, by the law of nature, he is supposed to be slowing down. Instead, as the composer/multi-instrumentalist heads toward his mid-seventies, he is as productive as he has ever been in his long, celebrated career. His releases over the past twelve months, include In Movement (ECM, 2016), a probing trio collection with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist/electronic artist Matthew Garrison, the raucous quintet outing Made ...

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Album Review

Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison: In Movement

Read "In Movement" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


There is something of the “six degrees of separation" theory at work in this newly formed trio, led loosely, by the great Jack DeJohnette. The drummer/multi-instrumentalist works in the company of saxophonist Ravi Coltrane whose lineage is well known, and bassist/electronic artist Matthew Garrison whose father Jimmy Garrison was the bassist in John Coltrane's classic quartet. And, of course, DeJohnette, early in his career, played with the fathers of both of his trio mates. In Movement opens ...


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