Matthew Garrison Gets Personal in Trio With Jack DeJohnette
Bass virtuoso Matthew Garrison; drummer, pianist and composer Jack DeJohnette; and saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary sax player/composer John Coltrane, have combined their talents as a trio.
DeJohnette, who also happens to be Matt’s godfather, played with both Matthew and Ravi’s fathers a half-century ago, when he guested with Coltrane’s group. Matt’s father, Jimmy, was Coltrane’s bassist for a chunk of the 1960s.
And now, the DeJohnette/Garrison/Coltrane trio, which offers a unique, multigenerational, personal perspective on jazz, has released an album, In Movement.
The record is full of personal connections. It opens with John Coltrane’s “Alabama,” includes a tribute to Jimmy Garrison and Jimi Hendrix, called “Two Jimmys,” and a cover of Earth, Wind and Fire’s “Serpentine Fire” in tribute to the late Maurice White, with whom DeJohnette once collaborated.
You can get a feel for the album from this short film, where you can hear DeJohnette’s pride in his godson:
In Movement Track List:
- In Movement
- Two Jimmys
- Blue In Green
- Serpentine Fire
- Soulful Ballad