Jack DeJohnette on the richness of the creative gift
NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT…
MUSIC: India (Jack DeJohnette)
CD: Special Edition
ECM Records 1980
Jack DeJohnette: When I was 16 or 17 I looked out the window. And by then I’d discovered I really wanted to play this music. And I had this passion. I just felt this energy.
NEA JAZZ MASTER, JACK DEJOHNETTE…
Jack DeJohnette: And I said, OK, I’m rich, I’m rich. And I didn’t mean in terms of dollars and sense. I just meant I felt blessed with a richness of this creative gift. And that abundance would come to me. And I put a trust in that. And it’s been a support to me to this day. It just feels like something was lifting, coming through me, lifting me up and carrying me. And all I had to do was acknowledge this gift and put it to use.
MUSIC: post for punctuation
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH DRUMMER JACK DEJOHNETTE WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.