Tin Can Alley (album)

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Tin Can Alley
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Studio album by Jack DeJohnette
Released 1981
Recorded September 1980
Genre Jazz
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Jack DeJohnette chronology
New Directions in Europe
(1980)New Directions in Europe1980
Tin Can Alley
Inflation Blues
(1982)Inflation Blues1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Tin Can Alley is a live album by Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition featuring Chico Freeman, John Purcell and Peter Warren recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label in 1981.[3]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states, "The wide-ranging music on this fine set ranges from African rhythms and colors reminiscent of Duke Ellington to some boppish moments and a bit of light funk. Although not the most powerful version of Special Edition, this set is recommended".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jack DeJohnette except as indicated

  1. "Tin Can Alley" - 10:46
  2. "Pastel Rhapsody" - 13:29
  3. "Riff Raff" (Peter Warren) - 6:54
  4. "The Gri Gri Man" - 4:44
  5. "I Know" - 10:19
  • Recorded live at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, in September 1980



  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. ^ Jack DeJohnette discography accessed 10 September 2009
  4. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 10 September 2009