Jack DeJohnette to Celebrate Landmark Year with Release of New Album "Sound Travels" on January 17 [Exclusive Tracks]
MUTIDIRECTIONAL ALBUM FEATURES:
ESPERANZA SPALDING, BRUCE HORNSBY, BOBBY MCFERRIN, AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE, LIONEL LOUEKE, TIM RIES, LUISITO QUINTERO & JASON MORAN
2012 promises to be a banner year for legend Jack DeJohnette, renowned as one of music's most adventurous artists and prolific drummers. Last evening (Jan 10, 2012), he was honored with a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Fellowship, the highest U.S. honor for jazz musicians. The Chicago-born, New York-based artist will also turn 70, boasting a top-drawer historical resume that ranges from his early days as a charter member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet and his seminal drumming in Miles Davis's pioneering fusion band in the late '60s and early '70s (including Bitches Brew) to his longstanding quarter-century-plus contributions to the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio as well as his own diverse solo career recording for such labels as ECM, MCA/Impluse!, EMI/Blue Note, and his own imprint Golden Beams.