A dedication to pianist Ahmad Jamal this is an original composition by Jack DeJohnette and arranged by Julius Hemphill
Hemphill's interesting thematic development of the main melodic material of this hit piece (triadic arpeggiation) by Jack DeJohnette is truly a showcase of his unique language as an arranger. Uniquely arranged backgrounds for soloist, which provide one-of-a-kind landscapes for soloists to explore, the reoccurring melodic motive and the strong, thing shout figures make this arrangement a must have in any serious big band library.
About the Composer
NEA and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre.