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Jack DeJohnette


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.52 | 13 ratings

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3 stars For fans of the Avant-Garde; Classic yet modern.

A drummer who leads and one who leads as well as Jack from behind the kit is always something to behold. Always loved his style and his presence; such a force. And of course he had a helluva band here.

And for this Special Edition, a refreshing thing for 1980. The album starts off with "One For Eric", a lively and fittingly quirky tribute to DOLPHY. "Zoot Suite" feels like a very... timeless piece(?)--really very hard to explain. Minimalist, experimental. "Central Park West" is solemn, reflective; Slip Warren's bass (or is it cello?) is bowed here to nice effect. "India" pivots to a very free take on eastern sonics. The soloing from David Murray is very satisfying, to say the least. The closer, "Journey to the Twin Planet", is a strange piece, but a lot of interest therein.

True Rate: 3.5/5.0

DangHeck | 3/5 |


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