Thread: Jack DeJohnette
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by fat in the middle View Post
I started working a bit on his book, It is interesting seeing him transposed, he looks great on paper as he does sound. His ride groooves are like no other. He one of those cats that probably has a really interesting house with good books. You can almost hear his book collection in his music!
Has anyone else worked through his book?
If it's the one i'm thinking of yes about 25 years ago and still have my copy put away for safe keeping. He was also giving instructional recordings to all takers at that time too in the mail available on cassette tapes. He showed you how to develop ideas from the ground up in a ensemble situation playing off various song forms in standards in a trio setting. He played the piano and bass also on the recordings too. Still have his letters and tape recordings from that time in my treasure vault so to speak.

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