Jack DeJohnette

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Jack DeJohnette (born 1942 in Chicago) is a drummer and pianist, recognized as one of the foremost jazz musicians since the 1960's. Besides the drums he studied the piano, which he plays on several recordings. He first became known as a member of Charles Lloyd's band, a band that Keith Jarrett also was a part of at that time. From 1969 to 1972 he played with Miles Davis and recorded many albums for ECM as both leader and sideman. Since the 80's, he has been a member of what has become known as Keith Jarrett's Standards Trio. He is a dazzling improvisor and a clear stylistic successor of the two greatest drummers of the 60's, Tony Williams and Elvin Jones. He successfully incorporates elements of free jazz while maintaining the deep groove of an R&B drummer.

Selected discography

As a Leader

  • Special Edition

Charles Lloyd

  • Forest Flower

Miles Davis

  • Bitches Brew
  • It's About That Time: Live at the Fillmore
  • Live Evil

Gary Peacock

  • Tales Of Another

Kenny Wheeler

  • Gnu High

John Abercrombie

  • Timeless
  • Gateway
  • Gateway II
  • In The Moment
  • Homecoming

Lyle Mays

  • Fictionary

Pat Metheny

  • 80/81
  • Parallel Realities

Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman

  • Song X

Keith Jarrett

  • Standards Vol. I and II
  • Standards Live
  • Still Live

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