Sunday, August 09, 2009

JACK DEJOHNETTE, UM SENHOR BATERISTA.


O baterista de jazz, pianista e compositor Jack DeJohnette nasceu no 9 de agosto de 1942 em Chicago e é considerado por muitos como o baterista dos bateristas, Jack DeJohnette parece estar em casa em qualquer que seja o ritmo: free, mainstream, blues, funk ou pop, Jack sempre acrescenta algo extra nesse mix todo.

Iniciou seus estudos no piano clássico até a idade de 10 anos, quando fez a opção pela bateria. Como bacharel da American Conservatory of Music de Chicago, ele trabalhou em vários gêneros musicais, inclusive com a AACM de Lester Bowie e Anthony Braxton, até se mudar para N.Y. em 1966. Jack entrou e participou do quarteto de Charles Lloyd por três anos, junto com Keith Jarret e Ron McClure. Durante esse tempo, DeJohnette gravou ou atuou com Coltrane, Bill Evans, Monk, Getz e Hubbard entre outros.DeJohnette fez parte da troupe de Miles Davis nas sessões de "Bitches Brew" em meados 1969 e se juntou ao combo de Miles no outono de 1970 durante um ano.

Jack começou a gravar com seus próprios grupos para os selos Milestone, ECM, Impulse! e Blue Note.Um dos seus trabalhos principais foi e está sendo desenvolvido há mais de 10 anos no "Jarret Standards Trio", junto com Gary Peacock. Outros trabalhos fundamentais na obra de DeJohnette estão nos seus grupos "New Directions" e "Special Edition", onde teve como sidemen, Lester Bowie, Arthur Blythe, David Murray e John Abercombrie entre outros. Esses duas linhas de trabalho estão gravadas pela ECM.

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American jazz drummer, pianist and composer Jack DeJohnette, born August 9,1942, in Chicago, Illinois. Besides the drums, he studied the piano, which he plays on several recordings. He first became known as a member of Charles Lloyd's band, a group that pianist Keith jarret also was a part of at that time. He played with Bill Evans in 1968 on the acclaimedBill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival , and from 1969 to 1972 played with Miles Davis.

DeJohnette has led several groups since the early-1970s, including Compost, a jazz-rock group that did two albums for Columbia with Bob Moses and Harold Vick; Directions (with John Abercrombie,Alex Foster, Warren Bernhardt, and Mike Richmond); New Directions (with Abercrombie,Lester Bowie, and Eddie Gomez); Gateway (with John Abercrombie and Dave Holland); and Special Edition (with David Murray,Chico Freeman,Arthur Blythe,Peter Warren, and others). Since the 1980s, he has been a member of what has become known as Keith Jarret's Standards Trio alongside Jarrett and Gary Peacock. He is a dazzling improviser and a clear stylistic successor of Roy Haynes, and two of the greatest drummers of the 1960s, Tony Williams and Elvcin Jones.

Since 2003, Jack has been part of Trio Beyond with fellow musicians Larry Goldings (organ) and John Scofield (guitar). The trio was set up in tribute to The Tony Williams Lifetime trio led by Williams with Larry Young (organ) and John McLaughlin (guitar). He also currently appears as a member of the Bruce Hornsby Trio. In February, 2009, DeJohnette received theGrammy Award for Best New Age Album, Peace Time.

DeJohnette successfully incorporates elements of free jazz while maintaining the deep groove of an R&B drummer. His exceptional experience of time and style, combined with astounding improvisational ingenuity, make him one of the most highly regarded and in-demand drummers. He also occasionally appears on piano, on his recordings.

Reference - Wikipédia
Tradução - Humberto Amorim

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