The Bebop Shop : Changes: Post-Bop Modernists : Jack DeJohnette
This album is part of the ECM TOUCHSTONES series: Great music and full-dimensional sound at download price, in cardboard covers with original artwork. (ECM Records) Price: £11.99
Recorded 1979-1984 and remastered from original tapes for ECMs Old & New Masters series. (ECM Records) Price: £34.99
Other covers include the classic "Blue In Green" by Miles Davis and Bill Evans (Jack is one of the few musicians to have played in the bands of both men) and "Serpentine Fire", from the songbook of Earth, Wind and Fire, a tribute to Maurice White - who also collaborated with Jack in the early years. "The Two Jimmys" is an hommage to Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Garrison, innovators both, and "Rashied" salutes the late Rashied Ali, another great drummer from Coltrane's cosmos.
For all the wealth of references, this is indeed a band in movement, taking the music forward. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, in their ECM debuts, both respond magnificently to DeJohnette's driving drumming, Ravi with superb solos, Garrison with lean bass lines and imaginative looping electronics. Jack DeJohnette: "We are connected at a very high and extremely personal level that I believe comes through in the music."
In Movement was recorded at New York's Avatar Studios in October 2015, and produced by Manfred Eicher. (Proper Music) Price: £14.99
In addition to original compositions, Hudson features covers of songs connected to the Hudson Valley by such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Robbie Robertson and Joni Mitchell. The music will have broad appeal beyond mainstream jazz confines. The project came together organically as a way to celebrate music legend Jack DeJohnettes 75th birthday. (PIAS) Price: £13.99