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ECM Records

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison ‎– In Movement

$55.00

ECM Records

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison ‎– In Movement

$55.00

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A TAV Curator’s Pick.

“There is a lot of history concentrated in Jack DeJohnette’s adventurous new trio. Fifty years ago, as a guest with John Coltrane’s group, Jack DeJohnette played with the fathers of Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison, and the programme of In Movement opens with Coltrane’s harrowing and still pertinent elegy “Alabama”. “Serpentine Fire” is from the songbook of Earth, Wind and Fire, offered as a tribute to Maurice White – who also collaborated with Jack in the early years. “The Two Jimmys” is an hommage to Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Garrison, innovators both, and “Rashied” salutes the late Rashied Ali, another great drummer from Coltrane’s cosmos.

For all the wealth of references, this is indeed a band in movement, taking the music forward, as the title track affirms. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, in their ECM debuts, both respond magnificently to DeJohnette’s driving drumming, Ravi with superb solos, Garrison with lean bass lines and imaginative looping electronics. Jack DeJohnette: “We are connected at a very high and extremely personal level that I believe comes through in the music.”

In Movement was recorded at New York’s Avatar Studios in October 2015, and produced by Manfred Eicher.” – ECM Records

“In Movement finds the bandleader in a new trio with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist/electronicist Matthew Garrison. As a young drummer he had the opportunity to sit in with both their fathers, John Coltrane and Jimmy Garrison. This debut also looks at history, but through the gaze of the present. ...

This group showcases its collective prowess in the long title track. Commencing with an urgent single-chord piano and synth pulse, tapping cymbals, and syncopated hi-hat, Garrison employs a low-end chordal bass toward Coltrane's long, labyrinthine soprano melody. The tune unfurls, building to a stunning crescendo at the conclusion. "Two Jimmys" (for Hendrix and Garrison) offers a Middle Eastern modal center via synth and a treated bassline. Coltrane's tenor moves from the inside to out while DeJohnette's drums deliver a martial cadence that eventually splits the jam wide open. "Rashied" (in tribute to Coltrane, Sr.'s great last drummer Rashied Ali) is a wailing improv duet between DeJohnette and Ravi, exploring their own version of "interstellar space." DeJohnette contributes "Lydia" (an homage to his wife) as a post-bop ballad with gorgeous bassline lyricism from Garrison, and the lovely piano trio closer "Soulful Ballad."

Historical (re)examinations aside, In Movement is a compelling first statement from a band who, despite generational differences, is connected through deep listening and harmonic intelligence. This group's future is rife with possibility.” - AllMusic

Musicians:

  • Jack DeJohnette   - Drums, Piano, Electronic Percussion
  • Ravi Coltrane  - Tenor, Soprano and Sopranino Saxophones
  • Matthew Garrison -  Electric Bass, Electronics

Tracklist:

A1

Alabama

6:51

A2

In Movement

9:21

B1

Two Jimmys

8:14

B2

Blue In Green

5:57

C1

Serpentine Fire

9:02

C2

Lydia

4:46

D1

Rashied

5:48

D2

Soulful Ballad

4:22

 

Item description:

Artist:

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison

Title:

In Movement

Label:

ECM Records

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g, Gatefold

Pressing:

UK, Europe & US

Release Date:

2016

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz

Catalog No:

ECM 2488 | 4784864

Condition:

New