Album Review at Relix

Several things become clear as you listen to Hudson, the debut album by the quartet of Jack DeJohnette (drums), Larry Grenadier (bass), John Medeski (keyboards) and John Scofield (guitar). First is an immediate reminder that each of these musicians is an uncontested virtuoso. But that’s not news. With long, proven track records—nominal leader DeJohnette, at 74, is one of jazz’s most celebrated drummers, having played for more than five decades with everyone from Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins to Bruce Hornsby and Esperanza Spalding—every one of these players is an in-demand individualist whose presence on any recording guarantees innovation.  Read more: