The Jazz Show Episode May 25, 2015

Broadcast on 25-May-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Drummer/composer Jack DeJohnette:"Special Edition"

This was the debut of a brand new band formed by drummer/pianist/composer Jack DeJohnette and it reflected his multi-direction approach to the music. This was the first band that DeJohnette led that garnered not only recognition from the fans but by the critics as well. Many of DeJohnette's earlier attempts at bandleading seemed too scattered and had no unifying concepts. This band, although eclectic did have a sense of direction and purpose. It is multi-dimensional and reflects many concepts but is held together and cohesive. The band is called "Special Edition" and this recording is the first and perhaps the best. The two horns are tenor saxophonist/bass clarinetist, David Murray and on alto saxophone, one of the great individual voices was ("Black Arthur") Arthur Blythe. The versatile and flexible bassist is Peter Warren. DeJohnette's drums prod and shape the music and three of his unique compositions are heard. The other two tunes of the five on this disc are by John Coltrane and they are the beautiful "Central Park West" and the exotic "India". All in all, "Special Edition" was a great band and this album which was issued on ECM was one of it's most important statements.

Track Listing:

One Fotr Eric
Jack DeJohnette · Special Edition
Zoot Suite
Jack DeJohnette · Special Edition
Central Park West
Jack DeJohnette · Special Edition
India
Jack DeJohnette · Special Edition
Journey To The Twin Planet
Jack DeJohnette · Special Edition
I'll Close My Eyes
Blue Mitchell · Blue's Moods
When I Fall In Love
Blue Mitchell · Blue's Moods
Kinda Vague.
Blue Mitchell · Blue's Moods
Old Wine,New Bottles.
Joey Defrancesco/Grover Washington Jr. · Organic Grooves
Move
Charles Mingus · Four Trombones
Lil's Blues
Roland Alexander · Pleasure Bent
Orders To Take Out
Roland Alexander · Pleasure Bent
Dorman Road
Roland Alexander · Pleasure Bent
The Thang
Ronnie Mathews · The Thang!
Dollar's Dance
Dollar Brand · Ellington Presents Brand
Kippi.
Dollar Brand · Ellington Presents Brand
Brilliant Corners.
Dollar Brand · Ellington Presents Brand
Las Vegas Blues
Illinois Jacquet · Swing's the Thing.
Jive At Five.
Paul Quinichette · For Basie
We Wanna Cook
Bennie Green · Soul Stirrin'