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Jack DeJohnette Group Live From Newport

Drummer Jack DeJohnette (right) performs with guitarist Dave Fiuczynski (left) at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
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Drummer Jack DeJohnette (right) performs with guitarist Dave Fiuczynski (left) at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Jack DeJohnette Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

August 4, 2012The great drummer turns 70 in the week following this concert, but he's certainly not going quietly into retirement age. With his plugged-in working band, he fuels the adventurous spirit we first saw when he came to Newport with Miles Davis in 1969.

The great drummer turns 70 during the week following the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, but he's certainly not going quietly into retirement age. Lately, he's been leading a quintet which combines a brilliant saxophonist fluent in South Asian music (Rudresh Mahanthappa), an electric guitarist known for microtonal experiments (Dave Fiuczynski) and the combination of keyboards (George Colligan) and acoustic bass guitar (Jerome Harris). DeJohnette was with Miles Davis at Newport in 1969; good to know he hasn't lost his mentor's adventurous spirit.

Set List
  • "Blue"
  • "Ahmad The Terrible"
  • "Priestess Of The Mist"
  • "Miles"
Personnel
  • Jack DeJohnette, drums
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone
  • Dave Fiuczynski, guitar
  • George Colligan, piano/keyboards/trumpet
  • Jerome Harris, acoustic and electric bass guitar

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About The Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival, was founded by jazz pianist George Wein in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of its kind devoted entirely to jazz, and is now universally acknowledged as the grandfather of all jazz festivals. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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