Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition
Howard Johnson: tuba and baritone sax
John Purcell: alto and soprano sax
David Murray: tenor sax
Rufus Reed: bass
Jack DeJohnette: drums

Swing Plaza, Irving Place,
N.Y.C. New York USA
May 21, 1983 (1st show, almost all of it,
missing the 1st aprox. 3-5 minutes)
opener for "open sky" (Liebman, Gomez, Saito)
touring the 1982 album "inflation blues" and
introducing some from "album album" (1984)
runtime: 63:44 (minutes/ seconds)
Source: master audience tape
recording quality: B+
performance quality: A (it's Jack DeJohnette!)

1: ??? 25:20
2: pastel rhapsody 19:05 (end applause spliced, tape flip)
3: inflation blues 10:42
4: festival 7:51
5: band introductions :46

Nakamichi CM-100 microphones >
Sony TCD-5 cassette recorder (dolby off) >
Maxell XLII-S cassette master >
played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
Do not sell this (masters of jazz) recording.
Share the Jack freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

I didn't see this show but got this master recording from
a friend. Even though he's a bigger John Abercrombie fan than I am,
apparently he didn't think Special Edition is anything special.
They aren't my favorite edition of Jack D. either, but still a fine
jazz group, and they put on a good show outdoors in the Big Apple.
I've yet to hear a weak Jack D. show or anything close to one.
The man is a true master of the drums.
I feel any nice recording of Jack DeJohnette is going to be of interest
to alot of people, and being a drummer (of sorts), how could I not like
any music with Jack DeJohnette? I wouldn't call it the best Jack show
I've ever heard (mainly the material, the playing of it is very good)
but this is a fine jazz show. Jack always seems ready for his shows that
I've heard. the taper prefers to remain anonymous, and thanks to him
for sharing this and a few other goodies along the line.