Jack DeJohnette

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Trio Beyond
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From left: Jack DeJohnette, Eddie Gomez and Chick Corea perform on the last night of the conference.
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Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock
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John Patittucci, Jack DeJohnette & John Scofield honor Dennis Irwin at Lincoln Center
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Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Charlie Haden, Alice Coltrane
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Jack DeJohnette at home
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Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Matt Pierson, James Farber, Ronaldo, Milton Nascimento, Pat Metheny and Jack DeJohnette
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Jack DeJohnette with Russ Davis of MOJA Radio
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Jack DeJohnette, he could turn matchsticks into an orchestra
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Jack DeJohnette in residence at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Jack DeJohnette in residence at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Jack DeJohnette in residence at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Jack DeJohnette in residence at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Hayden Farrar with Jack DeJohnette in performance at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Bassist Julian Anderson-Bowes with Jack DeJohnette in performance at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Jack DeJohnette in residence at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Jack DeJohnette in residence at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Jack DeJohnette in performance at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Jack DeJohnette in performance at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Jack DeJohnette in performance at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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Christian Brown (tenor sax), Alex Ernewein (piano), Hayden Farrar (bass) performing with Jack DeJohnette at Humber College in Toronto in March 2013
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A brilliant drummer who is also a significant bandleader and a fine keyboardist, Jack DeJohnette, like the late Tony Williams, stretches the mainstream of jazz and has the ability to keep time without actually stating the beat. He was born in Chicago in 1942, studying classical piano for 10 years, starting when he was 4. DeJohnette switched to drums while in high school, playing with his school’s concert band. He worked around the Chicago area as both a drummer and a pianist in settings ranging from hard bop and R&B to the avant-garde. DeJohnette was active in Chicago’s AACM and even had an opportunity to play with John Coltrane, playing second drums with Rashied Ali in 1966. But he gained his initial fame as a member of the very popular Charles Lloyd Quartet during 1966-68. Later in 1968, DeJohnette replaced Tony Williams as a member of the Miles Davis Quintet, appearing on Davis’ Bitches Brew and working with the group alongside Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea (later Keith Jarrett) and Dave Holland.

DeJohnette led his first album in 1968, The DeJohnette Complex. He began recording as a leader for ECM in 1971 and led Directions (later called New Directions), a quartet that included Lester Bowie, John Abercrombie and Eddie Gomez. Probably DeJohnette’s most significant group was Special Edition, which at various times featured David Murray, Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, Greg Osby and Gary Thomas in the frontline. DeJohnette has worked with a who’s who of jazz throughout his career, including Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, the Bill Evans Trio, Jackie McLean, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Eddie Harris, Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Pat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Kenny Wheeler and Chick Corea. In addition, he has been a member of the Gateway Trio (with John Abercrombie and Dave Holland) and Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio for decades.

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Articles on Jack DeJohnette

11/26/13    Features    By Lloyd Sachs

Jack DeJohnette Returns to His Roots In Chicago

08/12/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jack DeJohnette to Open Chicago Jazz Festival Aug. 29

03/24/13    Photos    By Marek Lazarski

Photos: Jack DeJohnette In-Residence at Humber College

03/16/13    Albums    By Britt Robson

Special Edition
Jack DeJohnette

08/07/12    Jazz Truth    By George Colligan

George Colligan’s Jazz Truth on the Unique Appeal of Jazz Festivals

07/30/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jack DeJohnette Tribute Concert Coming to Woodstock

06/27/12    Albums    By Shaun Brady

The Tip of the Sword
Conrad Herwig, Richie Beirach, Jack DeJohnette

06/02/12    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Jack DeJohnette & John Hollenbeck: A Tale of Two Drummers

06/01/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Dancer Savion Glover to Perform with Tyner, DeJohnette & Haynes

05/09/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jack DeJohnette Launches Extensive 70th Birthday Tour

04/02/12    Features    By Geoffrey Himes

Jack DeJohnette: Relishing the Here & Now

03/19/12    News    By Megan Kaplon

Monterey Jazz Festival Receives Grants

01/15/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

NEA Announces $135,000 in Jazz Masters Live Grants

01/12/12    News    By David R. Adler

NEA Jazz Masters Concert 2012

12/06/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jack DeJohnette to Release New Album, ‘Sound Travels,’ Jan. 17

12/01/11    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Keith Jarrett Trio at UCLA Royce Hall, 10-26-11

10/15/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival Under Way

07/20/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Miles Davis 1970 Concert Video Streaming for Free

06/24/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

2012 NEA Jazz Masters Recipients Announced

11/03/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Jazz Roots Concert Series Kicks Off in Miami

March 2009    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

Yesterdays
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack Dejohnette

October 2008    Cadenza    By Gary Giddins

Summer Nights

04/30/08    Concerts    By Jeff Tamarkin

Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea & Jack DeJohnette at Carnegie Hall

03/25/08    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Keith Jarrett Trio at UCLA's Royce Hall

03/10/08    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Dennis Irwin Benefit Concert

January/February 2008    Features    By David R. Adler

Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette & Gary Peacock: Standard Bearers

January/February 2008    Albums    By Brent Burton

My Foolish Heart
Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette

November 2007    Features    By Josef Woodard

Do The Write Thing: Drummer-Composers Trade Their Sticks for Pens

08/07/07    Concerts    By Bret Saunders

Telluride Jazz Celebration

04/02/07    Concerts    By Willard Jenkins

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

10/24/06    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

Alice Coltrane Quartet

07/24/06    Concerts    By Christopher Porter

Jazz a Juan 2006

July/August 2006    Albums    By Brent Burton

Saudades
Trio Beyond

May 2006    Drum Beat    By Bill Milkowski

The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers
Jack DeJohnette featuring Bill Frisell

May 2006    Drum Beat    By Bill Milkowski

The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers
Jack DeJohnette featuring Bill Frisell

November 2005    The Gig    By Nate Chinen

Jack of All Trades

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50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I

July/August 2005    Albums    By Peter Margasak

Music from the Hearts of the Masters
Jack DeJohnette and Foday Musa Suso

July/August 2005    Albums    By Peter Margasak

Music from the Hearts of the Masters
Jack DeJohnette and Foday Musa Suso

March 2005    Cadenza    By Gary Giddins

Last Year's CD Shelf

01/24/05    Concerts    By John Murph

Panama Jazz Festival 2010

November 2004    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

The Out-of-Towners
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette

November 2004    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

The Out-of-Towners
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette

October 2004    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

Ivey-Divey
Don Byron

November 2003    News    By Willard Jenkins

Jack DeJohnette : Busy Body

July/August 2003    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

Up for It
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette

June 2003    Albums    By Andrew Lindemann Malone

Free and Equal
John Surman/Jack DeJohnette

November 2002    At Home    By Christopher Porter

Jack DeJohnette

November 2002    Albums    By Mike Quinn

Always Let Me Go
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette

07/02/02    Concerts    By Bill Shoemaker

Duos at Vancouver International Jazz Festival

May 2002    Albums    By Bill Shoemaker

Invisible Nature
John Surman/Jack DeJohnette

January/February 2002    Albums    By Stuart Nicholson

Inside Out
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette

11/03/01    Concerts    By Doug Ramsey

Keith Jarrett "Standards" Trio at the Earshot Jazz Festival

December 2000    Albums    By Doug Ramsey

Whisper Not (Live in Paris 1999)
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette

January/February 1999    Albums    By Bill Bennett

Tokyo '96
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette

May 1998    Albums    By Owen Cordle

Oneness
Jack DeJohnette

December 1997    Movies    By Bill Milkowski

Talking Drummers: A Journey Of Music, Friendship And Spirit
Jack DeJohnette & Don Alias

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Oneness

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Ivey-Divey

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The Out of Towners

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Music from the Hearts of the Masters

Golden Beams

Music in the Key of Om

Golden Beams
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The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers

Golden Beams
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The Out-of-Towners

ECM Records
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Always Let Me Go

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Invisible Nature

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Inside Out

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My Foolish Heart

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Up for It

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Free and Equal

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Whisper Not (Live in Paris 1999)

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Tokyo '96

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Yesterdays

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