Jack DeJohnette one of 10 best shows in NYC this month

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Monday June 02, 2014


The 10 Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month
By: David R. Adler

Drummer-composer Jack DeJohnette, 71, has played unabashed swing around the world for three decades with Keith Jarrett, the pianist he came up with in the ’60s in bands led by Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. But DeJohnette’s own music with Special Edition and other units may be his greatest gift — an elusive and absorbing catalog often drawing on the venturesome spirit of Chicago’s AACM where he got his start. At ShapeShifter Lab on June 2, DeJohnette takes another turn, joining saxophone marvel Ravi Coltrane and electric bass shredder Matthew Garrison for a trio gig that could tilt Earth’s axis (or at least Brooklyn’s). That Ravi is the son of John Coltrane, and Matthew the son of Coltrane’s bassist Jimmy Garrison, adds a certain historical weight.

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