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Jack DeJohnette

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3.03 | 8 ratings | 2 reviews | 62% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Jack In (6:23)
2. Exotic Isles (6:21)
3. Dancing (7:40)
4. Nine over Reggae (7:27)
5. John McKee (8:12)
6. Indigo Dreamscapes (6:46)
7. Parallel Realities (11:10)

Total Time 53:59

Line-up / Musicians

- Jack DeJohnette / drums, keyboard bass (1,2,4,6)
- Herbie Hancock / piano, additional keyboards & saxophone (7)
- Pat Metheny / guitar, acoustic guitar, Synclavier, keyboard bass (5,7)

Releases information

CD MCA Records MCAD-42313 (US)

LP MCA Records 2292-57165-1 (Germany), MCA Records MCAD-42313 (US)

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JACK DEJOHNETTE Parallel Realities ratings distribution

(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(62%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars Jack DeJohnette has been the flag bearer as it were for the ECM label for many years. And in the ECM tradition we get a very mellow recording. I am surprised they are a trio here but then Jack has played in trios before like that "Gateway" album with John Abercrombie and Dave Holland. That one is a classic, this one not so much. We get Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock and for many these are two legends. Herbie yes, Pat no in my opinion. There's not a lot of Metheny albums that I can enjoy, he's such a lightweight and he's using synclavier here along with keyboards to create that bass sound. Pat adds orchestration as well and no I don't like it. Jack also uses keyboards to replicate the bass. Herbie is pretty much all acoustic piano except for some uninspired sax on that closing number. The biggest surprise was the aggressive piano to start "Nine Over Reggae" in fact it brought to mind ART ZOYD right away but it was gone so fast unfortunately. I like the start of "John McKee" too but again it lightens so quickly. Don't want to wake anybody up. So a very laid back and relaxed record in the ECM tradition.

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2 stars There was a great performance I found from this period on YouTube, consisting of this trio with Dave HOLLAND. Again, it was great. I was pleased to see they had put something from this time together to tape, I suppose with or without Dave. I can't say he could have saved them from the low points ... (read more)

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