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Chick Corea-Jack de Johnette-Lee Konitz-Miroslav Vitous-Pat Metheny...
"The Song is you"

recorded at the Woodstock Jazz Festival -Creative Music Studio 1981

September 19, 1981, in Woodstock, New York, was a cold, rainy day with brief, sunny interludes. But phenomenal creative output despite stormy weather delighted the 1,600 people who braved the wet and the cold. The musicians appeared solo and in ensembles of up to nearly twenty players­, jazz legends with students, world-music practitioners with avant- gardists, old friends reuniting, and new friends reaching into unexplored musical realms. The double CD that results makes you a privileged witness of the unique energy displayed for this day-long concert by some of the finest improvisers of the era. The two CDs capture the day’s “superstar” performances by Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous,Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, and Pat Metheny. These live sessions, which came at the conclusion of a day rich with spontaneity and improvisational flavor, were truly the icing on the festival’s cake. This recording, CD1, introduces the trio of Jack, Chick, and Miroslav ­ the core around which the other performers swirl. It concludes with a total textural shift in a duet performance by Chick and Lee. CD 2 presents these four players and adds Anthony Braxton and Pat Metheny in quartet, quintet, and sextet settings.

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