Jack DeJohnette

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Somewhere (Live In Lucerne / 2009)

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Born: 1942/08/09
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Years Active: 1961 - present
Genres: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, New Age

Jack DeJohnette (born 9 August 1942) is an American jazz drummer, pianist, and composer. DeJohnette was born in Chicago, Illinois. Besides the drums, he studied the piano, which he plays on several recordings. He first became known as a member of Charles Lloyd's band, a group that pianist Keith Jarrett also was a part of at that time. He played with Bill Evans in 1968 on the acclaimed ''Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival'', and from 1969 to 1972 played with Miles Davis. In the 1970s he recorded for Milestone/Prestige and ECM. He also appeared widely on ECM as a sideman. Since then he has recorded for MCA Records, Blue Note Records, and Kindred Rhythm. DeJohnette has led several group... Continue Bio >>

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