Special Edition (Jack DeJohnette album)

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Special Edition
Studio album by Jack DeJohnette
Released 1980
Recorded March 1979
Genre Jazz
Length 39:06
Label ECM
Producer Jack DeJohnette
Jack DeJohnette chronology
New Directions
Special Edition
New Directions in Europe
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Special Edition is an album by Jack DeJohnette featuring David Murray, Arthur Blythe and Peter Warren recorded in 1979 released on the ECM label in 1980. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "The first (and mightiest) of Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition ensembles offered a sound that in many ways was revolutionary in modern contemporary and creative improvised music circa 1980... This CD deserves a definitive five-star rating for the lofty place it commands in the evolution of jazz headed toward new heights and horizons".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jack DeJohnette except as indicated
  1. "One for Eric" - 9:52
  2. "Zoot Suite" - 11:29
  3. "Central Park West" (John Coltrane) - 3:16
  4. "India" (Coltrane) - 6:02
  5. "Journey to the Twin Planet" - 8:42
  • Recorded at Generation Sound Studios, New York in March, 1979


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 60. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 31 August 2009