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Music: Jack DeJohnette Group with Don Byron

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‘DeJohnette is setting himself ever more fascinating rhythmic puzzles without compromising his awesome powers to push and swing’
The Guardian

One of the finest jazz drummers of all time, Jack DeJohnette marks his 70th birthday in style with a terrific quintet that includes brilliant reedsman Don Byron. 

In a career spanning over half a century, DeJohnette has been the drummer of choice for a who’s who of jazz giants - Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock - and sits firmly alongside them, having won a coveted Jazz Masters Award earlier this year. As a composer and band leader he is hugely respected, creating acoustic and electric musical languages that always sound as fresh as tomorrow.

Find out more about Jack DeJohnette here: www.jackdejohnette.com

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Leeds Howard Assembly Room 14 November 2012 7:45pm

Music: Jack DeJohnette Group with Don Byron

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Ray Snape said ago

Jack de Johnette, in addition to his qualities of drummer, composer and band-leader (which includes identifying and nurturing talent) is also a fine pianist. Listen to 'Silver Hollow' by way of example. He can also play on someone else's album and turn an admirable album into a masterpiece, by subtlety and rhythmic versatility. A good example is Ralph Towner's ECM album Batik. In terms of percussion artistry it is almost worth thinking outside of jazz; perhaps to the master Indian percussionist Alla Rakha.

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