Made in Chicago from Jack DeJohnette finds the great drummer channelling the creative spirit of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, keeping playing company with pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, and reedists Henry Threadgill and Roscoe Mitchell plus Chicago bassist Larry Gray, all interviewed in the video above.
Recorded live at the Chicago Jazz Festival the ECM album is coming out in the UK/Ireland on 19 January. It includes compositions by Mitchell, Threadgill, Abrams and DeJohnette himself. The drummer’s last album as a leader was Sound Travels in 2012.
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the AACM.
Jack DeJohnette, above