Extra Special Edition

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Extra Special Edition
Studio album by Jack DeJohnette
Released 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre Jazz
Length 70:07
Label Blue Note
Producer Jack DeJohnette
Jack DeJohnette chronology
Music for the Fifth World
Extra Special Edition
Dancing with Nature Spirits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Extra Special is an album by Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, featuring Gary Thomas, Michael Cain, and Lonnie Plaxico with guest musicians Bobby McFerrin, Paul Grassi and Marvin Sewell, recorded in 1994 and released on the Blue Note label in 1995.[2] The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "the mostly-original program not only lacks more than one or two strong melodies but any real development as well, particularly on the selections that have McFerrin. Performances often start in what could just as well be the middle and end inconclusively with many of the pieces being little more than funky riffs for the rhythm section".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jack DeJohnette except as indicated
  1. "Numoessence" – 5:24
  2. "Elmer Wudd?" – 8:36
  3. "Then There Was Light" (Michael Cain, Bobby McFerrin) – 4:57
  4. "You Can Get There" – 4:44
  5. "Inside the Kaleidoscope" – 3:25
  6. "Ha Chik Kah" – 5:19
  7. "Seventh D" – 8:19
  8. "Rituals of Spring" – 5:56
  9. "Liquid Over Tones"– 1:40
  10. "Speaking in Tongues" – 6:08
  11. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 10:00
  12. "Memories of Sedona" – 5:39



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Jack DeJohnette discography accessed 11 September 2009
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 11 September 2009