Jack DeJohnette on how he fell in love with jazz
NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT…
MUSIC: The Major General (Jack DeJohnette)
CD: The Jack DeJohnette Complex
NEA JAZZ MASTER JACK DEJOHNETTE IS WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST DRUMMERS IN THIS MUSIC. HE RECALLS HOW HE FIRST FELL IN LOVE WITH IT...
Jack DeJohnette: My uncle was a great jazz fan. And he became a jazz DJ. When he started getting the records, you know the old 78 records, I started listening to em. And there was something about that music you know, about jazz music, you know that really turned me on. I just had this fire burnin in me, this was what I wanted to do.
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THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH DRUMMER JACK DEJOHNETTE WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.