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Tuesday June 06, 2017

From LA Times

Our pick of five acts not to miss at this weekend’s Playboy Jazz Festival
By: Chris Barton

Hudson, Saturday

Forged in part by shared love of an area each of its members calls home — the Hudson River Valley in New York — this supergroup of Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Larry Grenadier and John Medeski is a sort of a living celebration of DeJohnette’s 75th birthday last year. Anchored by the percussion master’s deep sense of groove and co-anchored by a pair of frequent collaborators in Scofield’s barbed guitar and Medeski’s bottomless bag of sonic tricks behind a keyboard, the quartet draws from an agreeably simmering, jam-friendly songbook that includes songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and the Band.

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