9 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jack DeJohnette is one of the greatest drummers of the last half-century. His distinctive playing can lean in different directions: you can hear swing, funk, rock, and other styles. In 2012, he released Sound Travels, an album that’s effortlessly eclectic and features an interesting mix of guests. It’s bookended by two tracks, “Enter Here” and “Home,” which feature DeJohnette alone at the piano, his first instrument. “Salsa for Luisito” spotlights percussionist Luisito Quintero, the vocals of bassist Esperanza Spalding, and Lionel Loueke’s unmistakable guitar. (And check out DeJohnette’s soulful Latin piano chops!) “Dirty Ground” is something else—a funky rock track that nods toward Levon Helm and The Band. Bruce Hornsby turns in a good vocal performance, and there’s nice work from Loueke and Tim Ries on soprano sax. “Sonny Light” is a tribute to Sonny Rollins and the tenor saxophonist’s love of calypsos, while “Indigo Dreamscape” (which originally appeared on 1990’s Parallel Realities) finds Jason Moran on piano.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jack DeJohnette is one of the greatest drummers of the last half-century. His distinctive playing can lean in different directions: you can hear swing, funk, rock, and other styles. In 2012, he released Sound Travels, an album that’s effortlessly eclectic and features an interesting mix of guests. It’s bookended by two tracks, “Enter Here” and “Home,” which feature DeJohnette alone at the piano, his first instrument. “Salsa for Luisito” spotlights percussionist Luisito Quintero, the vocals of bassist Esperanza Spalding, and Lionel Loueke’s unmistakable guitar. (And check out DeJohnette’s soulful Latin piano chops!) “Dirty Ground” is something else—a funky rock track that nods toward Levon Helm and The Band. Bruce Hornsby turns in a good vocal performance, and there’s nice work from Loueke and Tim Ries on soprano sax. “Sonny Light” is a tribute to Sonny Rollins and the tenor saxophonist’s love of calypsos, while “Indigo Dreamscape” (which originally appeared on 1990’s Parallel Realities) finds Jason Moran on piano.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Cari3 ,

Enjoyable

Was skeptical @ first, but I like this. My favs are tracks 2, 5 & 8.

Stef Marrero ,

Awesome

Do yourself a favor to your heart and soul make this purchase! Solid all the way through!

Kierynikki ,

Jazz lovers check this out!

original music, and a fresh yet familiar sound! you will be very happy you added her to your collection.

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