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Tuesday November 21, 2017

From The Boston Globe

Jon Garelick’s Picks for Best Album of 2017
By: Jon Gerelick

DEJOHNETTE/GRENADIER/MEDESKI/SCOFIELD

“Hudson” – This all-star collective offered its own response to the turn of the year (recorded in January) with this mix of originals and classic-rock covers, all drawing from the Hudson River Valley where Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, and John Scofield all live, and the musical ground zero of ’60s culture, Woodstock. So there’s Joni Mitchell’s song of that name, some Hendrix, Dylan, and the Band, deep, understated funk grooves, a bit of swing, Scofield’s eloquent vocal guitar lines, and a closing Native American chant by DeJohnette as a benediction.

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