Special Edition was one of the three ensembles that Jack DeJohnette recorded with. This quartet made its debut with SPECIAL EDITION, a set that's bracing from beginning to end. DeJohnette, who plays drums and piano, is joined by bassist/cellist Peter Warren and two reed players, David Murray on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet and Arthur Blythe on alto saxophone. The two shortest pieces are by John Coltrane ("Central Park West" and "India"), and the remaining three (all nearly nine minutes or longer) are by DeJohnette. His opener, "One for Eric," announces the character of the band in grand style, as they blow in like a parade in honor of Eric Dolphy. "Zoot Suite" takes a look back at the swing era in a way that doesn't sacrifice any of the contemporary world's flourish and flavor.
Release Date: 22 September 2008
1. One For Eric
2. Zoot Suite
3. Central Park West
5. Journey To The Twin Planet