Made in Chicago: Brief review of select release

Jack DeJohnette, “Made in Chicago” (ECM). A disc few of us ever thought we’d hear in the 21st century. More than a half century ago, Jack DeJohnette, Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill were classmates at Wilson Junior College in Chicago. They’d jam back then and prepare for the astonishing careers to come – DeJohnette first with Muhal Richard Abrams’ Experimental Band and Mitchell and Threadgill to follow with Abrams. All were involved when Abrams first created the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1965, one of the most important seedbeds for the avant-garde in jazz history. Continue reading on Buffalo