Drummer Jack DeJohnette was 23 years old when he made his first recording with The Charles Lloyd Quartet in 1966. Since that time he’s been a driving (and we do mean ‘driving’) force in the world of jazz. This year he’ll be celebrating his birthday (August 9th) all year long with a number of special events, such as his current tour with his old friends, Chick Corea on piano and Stanley Clarke on bass.
Earlier this month, during their 4-night engagement at Jazz Alley in Seattle, this jazz super-group visited the KPLU/Jazz24 Performance Studio for a little conversation with jazz host, Abe Beeson, and a whole lot of music. They must have had Miles Davis on their minds that day because they began with John Coltrane’s Miles’ Mode and continued with Victor Feldman’s composition Joshua, which was originally recorded by Miles Dave on his Seven Steps To Heaven album.