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Jack DeJohnette: Special Edition

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It’s easy to lose your bearings in the career of Jack DeJohnette. He has seemingly played everywhere with everyone-from the AACM, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Miles Davis to Bruce Hornsby, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell and Esperanza Spalding. None of those references cover his work on ECM, where he has accumulated more recording credits than anyone in the history of the venerable label. And they certainly don’t include curveballs like the soundtrack for a video game he did on synthesizer in duet with Lester Bowie, or his varied, multiple-album forays into relaxation music, world-music fusion or cutting-edge electronic music technology.

Nor have we broached his most frequent and popular association, with the pianist Keith Jarrett. Then there are well-received bands such as Gateway, New Directions … you get the point.

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