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Special Edition

Jack DeJohnette, David Murray, Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, John Purcell, Rufus Reid, Howard Johnson, Peter Warren, Baikida Carroll

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1
One For Eric
David Murray; Arthur Blythe; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
9:57
2
Zoot Suite (1979 Recording)
David Murray; Arthur Blythe; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
11:27
3
Central Park West
David Murray; Arthur Blythe; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
3:16
4
India
David Murray; Arthur Blythe; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
6:02
5
Journey To The Twin Planet
David Murray; Arthur Blythe; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
8:47
6
Tin Can Alley
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
10:54
7
Pastel Rhapsody
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
14:34
8
Riff Raff
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
6:57
9
The Gri Gri Man
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
4:45
10
I Know
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Peter Warren; Jack DeJohnette
10:20
11
Starburst
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Baikida Carroll; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
9:20
12
Ebony
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Baikida Carroll; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
8:42
13
The Islands
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Baikida Carroll; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
8:38
14
Inflation Blues
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Baikida Carroll; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
6:45
15
Slowdown
Chico Freeman; John Purcell; Baikida Carroll; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
6:26
16
Ahmad The Terrible
John Purcell; David Murray; Howard Johnson; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
6:14
17
Monk's Mood
John Purcell; David Murray; Howard Johnson; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
7:41
18
Festival
John Purcell; David Murray; Howard Johnson; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
6:03
19
New Orleans Strutt
John Purcell; David Murray; Howard Johnson; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
6:49
20
Third World Anthem
John Purcell; David Murray; Howard Johnson; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
10:51
21
Zoot Suite (1982 Recording)
John Purcell; David Murray; Howard Johnson; Rufus Reid; Jack DeJohnette
5:07
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:49:35
"Four Stars ... the remastering brings out the nuances and auditory details of DeJohnette’s music, which multiplies the valuable reconsideration of this older material."
- Audiophile Audition

"... a wise choice ... the best material from DeJohnette’s longest-running, most multifaceted and critically acclaimed ensemble. There are no outtakes or previously unreleased tracks, just four brilliant, complete records ... a tour de force with 30 year old surprises looming around different turns of phrase in every song-story ... a place where you can get lost and trust that DeJohnette and company will take you home."
- JazzTimes.com

This four album collection comprises all 21 tracks released by Jack DeJohnette and his various bands between 1980 and 1984 on their albums Special Edition, Tin Can Alley, Inflation Blues and Album Album. This period features the most broad-based and ambitious composing DeJohnette has ever attempted, with earthy horn voicings drawn from Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus and wild free jazz and raw rock blues framed in complex arrangements that suggested miniature orchestras.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Special Edition
Recorded March 1979 at Generation Sound Studios, New York
Engineer: Tony May
Mixing at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg: Martin Wieland, Manfred Eicher
Produced by Jack DeJohnette
Executive producer: Manfred Eicher

Tin Can Alley
Recorded September 1980 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg
Engineer: Martin Wieland
Produced by Manfred Eicher

Inflation Blues
Recorded September 1982 at Power Station, New York
Engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
Produced by Manfred Eicher

Album Album
Recorded June 1984 at Power Station, New York
Engineer: David Baker
Mixing at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg: Martin Wieland, Manfred Eicher
Produced by Jack DeJohnette

Photos:
Deborah Feingold (1)
Andreas Raggenbass (3, 4, 7, 8)
Karen Schoonmaker (14, 26, 27, 31)
Ssirus W. Pakzad (15)
Roberto Masotti (19, 20)
Ralph Quinke (23)
Isio Saba (33)
Design: Sascha Kleis

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