The Spring Quartet in images

For the Rennes show The Spring Quartet was lucky to count with the presence of photographer STEM that took this amazing pictures of the night. Click in this link and check his work.

The Spring Quartet Review @Barbican

John Fordham reports the show that Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese delivered last Tuesday April 8th at the Barbican in London. In his own words, the quartet played like a group of gifted unknowns with nothing to lose, eschewing famous covers and standards, tersely punching out the themes as if impatient to get down to solo and collective improv. Full review on The Guardian.com.

Jack speaks to The Journal

Due to his pass through The Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Jack DeJohnette had the opportunitie to chat with The Journal and share a Little bit more about his carree and Project that he is currently touring called The Spring Quartet.

Jack DeJohnette Trio in Spain

Getxo International Jazz Festival has just announced the headliners for this year edition and Jack DeJohnette Trio is among the confirmed artists that will be visiting this Barque city. Fort he momento this is the unique show confirmed in Spain in July 3rd. Click here and learn more regarding this annoucement.

JazzTimes Critics Pool 2013

JazzTimes’ has just announced this year winners. The magazine has expanded critics’ poll, nearly 30 of the regular contributors participated in an online survey featuring the same categories as our yearly readers’ poll. The writers were asked to focus on artists’ achievements during 2013 as opposed to their careers in full. Among the winners are ECM in the category of Record Label and Jack DeJohnette in the Drums category and Joe Lovano Tenor Saxophone. Comgratulations to all the winners!
 

Seoul Jazz Festival 2014

The annual Seoul Jazz Festival has announced its first lineup for its event this year. Production firm Private Curve said that its two days of festivities, to be held at the Olympic Park on May 17 and 18, will once again be graced by world-famous artists in jazz and other genres that includes Jack DeJohnette Trio ft Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison. Learn more here.

JJA Jazz Awards Nominees

These are the finalist nominees for the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards. Nominees in most categories were chosen by the votes of the Professional Journalist Members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Winners of the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards in all categories will be determined by the votes of JJA Professional Journalist Members; winners in musical categories will be announced here on jjajazzawards.org on April 15. Jack DeJohnette appears in the categorie of Historical Record of the Year along with Miles Davis and Clifford Jordan.

All-star Spring Quartet pulls together a stirring set

Jeremy D. Goodwin global correspondence for The Boston Globe reported The Spring Quartet concert last Thursday 6th at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. The set list included two references to the ancient Greeks, but there was nothing neoclassical about the Spring Quartet’s show at Sanders Theatre on Thursday. On Jeremy words DeJohnette spat some breakbeats before leading one of the deepest-swinging grooves of the evening. Read full article at The Boston Globe.

The jazz transformation

There’s no better example of the way that great rhythm sections have transformed jazz in the postmodern era than drummer Jack DeJohnette and The Spring Quartet at the Lobero on Tuesday, February 18. Read full review on The Independent.com

 

The Spring Quartet sets Massey Hall on fire with wicked improv

For the unique stop of The Spring Quartet North American Tour in Canada, the quartet set on fire a packed house at Massey Hall Feb. 27. J.D. Considine reported that the performance set list was questing and abstract, prone to shape-shifting melodies, elastic notions of harmony, and a loose, roiling sense of rhythm. On Considine’s words the joy the four took in their improvisation was so manifestly evident that it managed also to be great fun. Continue reading on The Globe and Mail.com