The four albums are:
- Special Edition
- Album Album
- Tin Can Alley
- Inflation Blues
I am playing 'I know' from Tin Can Alley. This might be my favorite cut from the collection, a delicious walking blues with lots of screaming over guttural horn lines.
- Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – John Purcell
- Bass Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Chico Freeman
- Double Bass, Cello – Peter Warren
- Drums, Piano, Vocals – Jack DeJohnette
- Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass – Rufus Reid
- Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – John Purcell
- Drums, Keyboards, Producer, Liner Notes – Jack DeJohnette
- Tenor Saxophone – David Murray
- Tuba, Baritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson (3)
- Bass – Rufus Reid
- Clarinet [Bass], Saxophone [Soprano, Tenor] – Chico Freeman
- Composed By, Clavinet, Drums, Piano, Vocals – Jack DeJohnette
- Flute, Saxophone [Alto, Barritone], Clarinet – John Purcell
- Alto Saxophone – Arthur Blythe
- Bass – Peter Warren
- Drums, Piano, Melodica, Producer – Jack DeJohnette
- Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – David Murray
It could be said that DeJohnette is only covering ground already explored by other intrepid jazz men, but boy does he cover it well. The Special Edition box is a great buy. This is one fine jazz man.
Meanwhile, I am adding 'Meaning of the Blues' from Standards Vol. 1, by Keith Jarrett. DeJohnette plays drums and Gary Peacock is on bass. Enjoy.
ps. check out the video clips at DeJohnette's home page.