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Drummer Jack DeJohnette (right) performs with guitarist Dave Fiuczynski (left) at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. (Erik Jacobs for NPR)

Jack DeJohnette Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

by Patrick Jarenwattananon
Aug 4, 2012 (WGBH Radio)

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The great drummer turns 70 during the week following the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, but he's certainly not going quietly into retirement age. Lately, he's been leading a quintet which combines a brilliant saxophonist fluent in South Asian music (Rudresh Mahanthappa), an electric guitarist known for microtonal experiments (Dave Fiuczynski) and the combination of keyboards (George Colligan) and acoustic bass guitar (Jerome Harris). DeJohnette was with Miles Davis at Newport in 1969; good to know he hasn't lost his mentor's adventurous spirit.

Set List

  • "Blue"
  • "Ahmad The Terrible"
  • "Priestess Of The Mist"
  • "Miles"


  • Jack DeJohnette, drums
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone
  • Dave Fiuczynski, guitar
  • George Colligan, piano/keyboards/trumpet
  • Jerome Harris, acoustic and electric bass guitar
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