New Directions (Jack DeJohnette album)

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New Directions
New Directions (Jack DeJohnette album).jpg
Studio album by Jack DeJohnette
Released 1978
Recorded June 1978
Genre Jazz
Avant-garde jazz
Length 46:13
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Jack DeJohnette chronology
New Rags
(1977)New Rags1977
New Directions
Special Edition
(1979)Special Edition1979

New Directions is an album by Jack DeJohnette released on the German ECM label. It was recorded June 1978 at Talent Studio in Oslo and released in 1978.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3½ stars, noting, "the music is a bit dull, making too much use of space and featuring less of Bowie's trumpet and wit than one would hope. There are some strong moments (particularly from Abercrombie and DeJohnette) but this band (to use a cliché) was less than the sum of its parts".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • "Bayou Fever" – 8:40
  • "Where or Wayne" – 12:25
  • "Dream Stalker" (Abercrombie, Bowie, DeJohnette, Gomez) – 5:55
  • "One Handed Woman" (Abercrombie, Bowie, DeJohnette, Gomez) – 10:49
  • "Silver Hollow" – 8:24
All compositions by Jack DeJohnette except as indicated
  • Recorded at Talent Studio in Oslo, June 1978


  • Jack DeJohnette – drums, piano
  • John Abercrombie – guitar, mandolin
  • Lester Bowie – trumpet
  • Eddie Gómez – bass
  • Dieter Bonhorst: Layout Design
  • Jan Erik Kongshaug: Engineer
  • Roberto Masotti: Cover Photo


  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 18, 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 60. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.