Dejohnette • Coltrane • Garrison at Healdsburg Jazz Festival at Raven Performing Arts Theater
uploaded this event on April 30, 2019
When ECM Records issued its first album in 1969, Ravi Coltrane was 4 years old and Matt Garrison wasn’t born yet. Jack DeJohnette, on the other hand, was the ripe old age of 27 and getting ready to embark on a long string of albums on ECM – 18 as a leader or co-leader and 40 as a sideman.
In 2015 the three musicians came together for ECM on an album called In Movement that demonstrates not only how talented the players are but also what’s special about this enduring label. Tenor man Ravi is of course the son of John and Alice Coltrane, and bassist Matt is the son of Jimmy Garrison, who was the bassist in John Coltrane’s classic quartet. And while drummer DeJohnette never cut a record with Trane, he did sit in with him in the early ‘60s. Considering the Coltrane connection, the trio could easily have gone for a straight-up collection of covers, which probably would have been fabulous, considering the talent on exhibit....
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