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The 2012 Newport Jazz Fest is Jack DeJohnette, and Everyone Else

Jazz legends don’t turn seventy every day, you know, but Jack DeJohnette’s time is coming, August 9, specifically, which is just a few days after the weekend of 3-4-5 August, when Jackie D unloads on Newport. DeJohnette will play the Jazz Fest three different ways: with his Group, with the DeJohnette All-Stars, and as part of a duo with All-Stars pianist Jason Moran. All of this of course set against the backdrop of whatever other jazzy mayhem may be going on at the Fest this year. Not a bad way to turn 70, all in all. (FULL ARTICLE: Steve Greenlee, The Boston Globe)