New Mexico Jazz Festival: Jack DeJohnette Trio with Ravi Coltrane & Matt Garrison

Saturday Jul 26, 2014

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Santa Fe, NM 87501

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In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner, Jack DeJohnette, has established a reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. His creative associations have included work with John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, and Herbie Hancock, and his versatility as a player features everything from hard bop, R&B, world music, and avant-garde, to just about every other style to emerge in the past half-century. Twenty years ago, he brought saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matthew Garrison together for the first time to perform the music of John Coltrane at The Brooklyn Museum. The historically significant trio, which represents the prestigious lineage of today’s great jazz families, returns for a 2014-2015 tour, to perform open improvisations as well as original compositions of its members. Saxophonist, Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary John and Alice Coltrane, is a critically-acclaimed Grammy-nominated artist who has played alongside a who’s who of jazz, including his father’s accompanists in the 1960s—Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Pharoah Sanders— as well as Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Branford Marsalis, Steve Coleman and many others. Bass guitarist, Matthew Garrison, son of the late jazz bassist, Jimmy Garrison, is noted for playing his signature series Fodera bass and for having created and developed a pizzicato technique which uses four fingers. He has played with everyone from Betty Carter, to Lyle Mays and Herbie Hancock, to Joni Mitchell, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Tito Puente, and many others.

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