Jack DeJohnette

The Jack DeJohnette Piano Album

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This album was a surprise when it was released for it features drummer Jack DeJohnette exclusively on piano and synthesizer in a trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Freddie Waits. DeJohnette on a couple of the tunes was among the very first pianists to really capture the sound of Thelonious Monk. Other selections are more in his own style and he displays a strong technique that does not sound like the work of a drummer who is moonlighting. In addition to three of his originals, there are selections by Gigi Gryce ("Minority"), John Coltrane, Denny Zeitlin and Cyndi Lauper ("Time After Time"). Worth checking out.

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