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Jack DeJohnette at the 2012 London Jazz Festival

Jez Nelson presents celebrated drummer Jack DeJohnette performing with his group at the 2012 London Jazz Festival, in a 70th birthday celebration concert.

Jez Nelson presents a legend of jazz drumming - Jack DeJohnette - recorded live with his group at the London Jazz Festival in a 70th birthday celebration concert.

Helping to carve the history of jazz for over fifty years, DeJohnette sits within the highest ranks of the establishment, having played with giants such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett. A distinguished bandleader in his own right, DeJohnette's output remains abundant and in January he released his latest album Sound Travels, a recording that draws extensively on Afro-Latin rhythms. In this concert, the drummer is joined by reedsman Don Byron, guitarist Marvin Sewell, pianist George Colligan and bass player Jerome Harris.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Joby Waldman.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Henri Texier Trio at the 2012 London Jazz Festival

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Henri Texier (double bass), Sebastien Texier (reeds), Louis Moutin (drums)

    • Henri Texier Trio

      Ô Elvin

      Composer: Henri Texier

  • Jez Talks To Jack DeJohnette About His Career

    • Charlie Parker's Reboppers

      Pharoah's Dance

      • Bitches Brew.
      • Columbia.
    • The Charles Lloyd Quartet

      Island Blues

      • Love-in.
      • Atlantic.
    • Charlie Parker's Reboppers

      Inamorata

      • Live-Evil.
      • Columbia.
    • The Jack DeJohnette Complex

      The Major General

      • The Jack DeJohnette Complex.
      • Milestone.
  • The Jack DeJohnette Group, recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on 16 November 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Jack DeJohnette (drums), Don Byron (saxophone, clarinet), Marvin Sewell (electric guitar), George Colligan (keyboards & piano), Jerome Harris (bass)

    • The Jack DeJohnette Group

      One For Eric

      Composer: Jack DeJohnette

    • The Jack DeJohnette Group

      Tango African

      Composer: Jack DeJohnette

    • The Jack DeJohnette Group

      Ahmad The Terrible

      Composer: Jack DeJohnette

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