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  • News Jack DeJohnette
    strain in black American jazz comes movingly into focus Learn more here 29 Dec 2014 share Tweet Made in Chicago With Made In Chicago Jack DeJohnette celebrates a reunion with old friends More than 50 years ago DeJohnette Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill were all classmates at Wilson Junior College on Chicago s Southside pooling energies and enthusiasms in jam sessions Shortly thereafter Jack joined Muhal Richard Abrams Experimental Band and Roscoe and Henry soon followed him When Abrams co founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1965 DeJohnette Mitchell and Threadgill were involved from the outset presenting concerts and contributing to each other s work under the AACM umbrella DeJohnette then relocated to New York but remained a frequent visitor and collaborator Invited to present a program of his own choosing in the context of the Chicago Jazz Festival Jack DeJohnette brought his old colleagues together for a concert at Millennium Park in August 2013 completing the group with the addition of bassist cellist Larry Gray This live recording documenting their first performance as a quintet was mixed by DeJohnette and Manfred Eicher at New York s Avatar Studio The album is issued as the AACM begins its 50 th year anniversary year and is both a powerful contemporary statement and a reminder of the wealth of great diverse music and innovative approaches to playing writing and arranging which the organization has introduced over the years In the liner notes Jack gives much of the credit to Muhal Richard Abrams for leading by example in the early days Muhal s door was always open He wanted to explore different ways of composing and improvising and then demonstrated to me Roscoe Joseph Jarman and Malachi Favors those different possibilities It felt natural and we saw there were other ways to express ourselves through improvisation Most importantly we began to recognize something in each other Muhal emphasizes that it wasn t a process of encouragement Everyone came ready to be an individual That s all it took And it s quite strong to be amongst people who want to pursue their individualism and accept that realization It felt special and unique because everyone was there for the right reasons and everyone s efforts seemed synchronized Henry Threadgill notes that We gravitated toward people with a certain kind of voice and vision When you re young you like to look for people who want to try the things you want to try to find some kind of comradeship Roscoe Mitchell observes that the work and the mutual inspiration is a continuing process Every time I get together with musicians from the AACM it s like we are just picking up from wherever we left off I think you can achieve great things in music by having these longstanding relationships with people If you told me back then that this thing never stops I might not have believed you But now I see that s really true Along the way

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  • Tokyo Jazz Festival Jack DeJohnette
    Festival Japan s biggest jazz festival always features a highly diverse lineup of artists I m happy to confirm my performance with the trio on September 5th at Kaleidoscope stage at Tokyo Jazz Festival This year s international guests include the likes of Herbie Hancock Wayne Shorter Lee Ritenour Pharoah Sanders and Esperanza Spalding Pleased to participate in a Festival that also makes for a tasty intro to Japanese genre

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  • The Trio is back to Europe Jack DeJohnette
    rehearse for our forthcoming ECM release to be recorded in October So far five dates has been announced The trio will be touring in France and Switzerland from November 5th until the 13th First stop will be at the Maison de la Culture d Amiens on the 5th on the 9th they will performing at D Jazz Nevers Festival the next day at the La Coperative de Mai in Clermont

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  • Unique date in Germany Jack DeJohnette
    Profile Set Up Shop Sign Up Contact 18 Aug 2015 share Tweet Unique date in Germany Join me and Roscoe Mitchell and Matthew Garrison will perform at the Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt 2015 in Oct 30th For more information click here

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  • Free Jazz Reunion at Cornell Jack DeJohnette
    Cornell Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians I will reunite with jazz giants that emerged from Chicago s powerful South Side collective of the early 1960s The AACM became A Power Stronger than Itself drawing from a bold mix of avant garde jazz classical and world music to drive cultural innovation for black music The band will be performing Oct 4th at

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  • Red Sea Jazz Festival presents: Jack DeJohnette Trio Jack DeJohnette
    held in 1987 the Red Sea Jazz Festival has become a major attraction for lovers of quality music in Israel Crowds of people come to the festival every year to listen to the greatest local and international performers appearing on the stages of the festival take part in master classes and enjoy jam sessions held into the night Each festival night will feature performances and master classes Among the artists

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  • Four giants of international jazz music… Jack DeJohnette
    Hancock and unanimously recognized on the international jazz scene and I will join Eddie Gomez legendary contrabassist part of Bill Evans Chick Corea Mickael Brecker s trio and the Steps Ahead and Chris Potter one of the most admired saxophonist and composer of our times as leader or usual partner with Dave Holland Dave Douglas Joe Lovano John Scofield or Pat Metheny in a rare performance in Sanremo Italy The

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  • Sketching with the Jack DeJohnette Trio Jack DeJohnette
    emphasis melodic drive versus harmonic expansion jazz has always had a bit of an identity challenge That challenge was brought forcefully and artfully to the stage of the Hamilton Live on Saturday June 13th by the Jack DeJohnette Trio Led by veteran fusion player and legendary jazz man Jack DeJohnette the trio is something of an exceptional super group in jazz while many of jazz s legends have often played

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