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Old 10-06-2008, 06:37 PM
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Aydee I think early on Jack was coming from a extension of Elvin and his concepts but with a big Roy Haynes influence too {up tempo swing phrasing}. Tony is in the mix certainly too. On the Jackie M. album you can certainly hear the Elvin influence in this early Jack recording. Ultimately Jack became a complete original voice in my view.

Delta all those New Directions ECM recordings are a trip. I liked the original lineup {2 horns, bass and Jack on piano in a few numbers} of Special Edition too which I also saw live at a outdoor concert on their first tour I believe in 80/81 {?}. A 20 minute intense duet at that concert between Jack and Chico Freeman changed my life forever :}
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