Jack DeJohnette

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About Jack DeJohnette

Jack DeJohnette is one of the most consistently inventive jazz percussionists in history. He emerged in the 1960s playing with John Coltrane, Charles Lloyd, Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett, and many others. In 1969 he played on Miles Davis's Bitches Brew. In the'70s he was an in demand session drummer and led his own bands on ECM, where he recorded with artists including Jan Garbarek and John Abercrombie. With Abercrombie and Dave Holland, he co-led the trio Gateway. In 1978 he formed New Directions, which involved Abercrombie and Lester Bowie, and in 1980 formed the acclaimed Special Edition. He is also the drummer Jarrett's long-running Standards Trio and continues to tour and record under his own name. DeJohnette is also a noted composer and pianist.

Chicago, IL, United States
August 9, 1942

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