“Made in Chicago”: Jack Dejohnette With Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams and Henry Threadgill

Jack DeJohnette in 2006
Jack DeJohnette

From Jazz Police:

Regarded as the incubator of avant garde jazz, Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is a non-profit “collective of musicians and composers dedicated to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music.” In honor of AACM’s 50th anniversary, jazz drummer, composer, and NEA Jazz Master Jack Dejohnette revisits his roots in the avant-garde scene in a concert featuring three of the greatest artists to emerge from the AACM: pianist/composer Muhal Richard Abrams and reedists/composers Henry Threadgill and Roscoe Mitchell. The quintet is completed by prolific Chicago bassist Larry Gray. Following their debut gig at the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival, a New York show in February 2015, and the March 10th release of their album Made in Chicago (ECM), DeJohnette and company now bring the music to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 12, in the McGuire Theater (8 pm).