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Jack DeJohnette
Jack, born 1942, first learnt to play the piano, starting at age 4. His interest for the drums not began before he turned 18. But the drums became his favorite instruments. In the early 60's, Jack played together with John Coltrane, and again in 1966, when he had moved to New York. Between 1966 and 1969, he appeared with Jackie McLean and became a member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet.
One of the highlights of Jack's career surely has been the recording of "Bitches Brew", Miles Davis' famous album. From 1969 till 1972, Jack played in Davis' group, then formed groups of his own and cooperated with Dave Holland and John Abercrombie. Later, in the 80's, Jack resumed playing the piano. He never has been that typical organ player, rather the organ seemed to have been means of experiments.
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Take Off Your Body
Columbia C 31176
released 1973
reissued 2010 as Compost
Harold Vick, tenor sax, flute
Jack DeJohnette, clavinet, organ, vibes, drums, percussion
Jack Gregg, bass
Bob Moses, drums, vocals
Jumma Santos, percussion
Life Is Round
Columbia C 32031
released 1973
Harold Vick, tenor sax, flute, percussion
Ed Finney, guitar, percussion
Roland Prince, guitar
Jack DeJohnette, clavinet, organ, drums, vocals
Bob Moses, clavinet, organ, vibes, drums
Jack Gregg, bass
Jumma Santos, drums, percussion
Lou Courtney, vocals
Jeanne Lee, vocals
ECM 1079
released 1977
recorded February 1976
Jack DeJohnette, drums, piano, organ
John Abercrombie, guitars
Tin Can Alley
ECM 1189
released 1981
recorded August 1980 in Ludwigsburg/Germany
Jack DeJohnette, organ, piano, drums, percussion, vocals
John Purcell, alto sax, baritone sax, flute
Chico Freeman, tenor sax, bass clarinet, flute
Peter Warren, cello, bass
ECM 825 427-1
released 1985
compilation, recorded 1975 - 1981
Jack DeJohnette, organ, drums, percussion
Arthur Blythe, alto sax
Lester Bowie, trumpet
David Murray, bass clarinet
John Abercrombie, guitar, mandolin
Terje Rypdal, guitar
Eddie Gomez, bass
Dave Holland, bass
Miroslav Vitous, bass
Peter Warren, bass

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