Jack Dejohnette - Jackeyboard (1973/2020)

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Title: Jackeyboard
Year Of Release: 1973
Label: Octave Lab – OTLCD2496
Genre: Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 45:31
Total Size: 301 MB


1. McCoy's Tune (11:23)
2. Fun Calypso (11:47)
3. Minority Blues (12:15)
4. Jack's Blues (10:09)

Jack DeJohnette is a hell of a drummer, and he's also a hell of a pianist too – a side of Jack's talents that isn't always shown on record, and which has maybe never been as well-recorded as on this fantastic Japanese session from the 70s! DeJohnette has a spiritual, long-building approach to the piano here – almost like Stanley Cowell on Strata East, but with his own flavors too – and the final track of the album features Jack on melodica, an instrument he handles in a different way, but with an equally compelling approach. The trio here features George Ohtsuka on the drum kit and Mitsukaki Furuno on bass – on four long tracks, "McCoy's Tune", "Fun Calypso", "Jack's Blues", and "Minority Blues".

Mitsuaki Furuno: Bass
George Ohtsuka: Drums
Jack DeJohnette: Piano