Personalities | Jack DeJohnette | Sixties | Jazz & Blues

(Drums, piano, b. 1942)

Few drummers successfully bridge the gap between free jazz and bebop to the same extent as Jack DeJohnette. An intensely intuitive player, young DeJohnette played early on with Jackie McLean and Charles Lloyd. In 1969 he replaced Tony Williams in Miles Davis’s electric ensemble, appearing on the essential Bitches Brew (1969). After leaving Davis he led the fusion ensemble Compost and the expansive, compositional groups New Directions and Special Edition. He has also recorded many albums in trio with Keith Jarrett and bassist Gary Peacock.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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