I chased this album on eBay for some time, one of those recordings I remembered that a friend of mine had back in the good old days, I just wanted it. I have always admired Jack DeJohnette, pretty much everything he has done appeals to me. I find his work generally to be creative, wide ranging, and I particularly like the way he has been involved in the fusion of jazz and rock among many other efforts. Although this album, "Cosmic Chicken", is not particularly scarce, it was surprisingly difficult to capture, but once I got it I was not disappointed with the reacquaintance. Of course, having John Abercrombie and Al Foster added to the mix doesn't hurt. I had remembered this one as having some unabashed rock inspired workouts but it really is not so base. As usual, Jack & company make the most of the forum and create some adventurous energy and I think you will enjoy it if you don't already have this in your collection. Another album that seems a shame to be OOP but leave a comment and let me know what you think...unless you're chicken...
Jack DeJohnette - "Cosmic Chicken" - 1975
One For Devadip and the Professor
Memories (unaccompanied piano solo by JD)
Shades of the Phantom
Sweet and Pungent
Last Chance Stomp (an abridged history of jazz in five movements)
Jack DeJohnette - drums, keyboards
Alex Foster - alto & tenor sax
John Abercrombie - electric guitar
Peter Warren - bass
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