What is Jack DeJohnette's Native American Spirit Name?

Jul 25, 2017

One of the legends of this music, drummer Jack DeJohnette, recently formed a new superband called Hudson, with John Scofield (guitar), John Medeski (keys), and Larry Grenadier (bass). The band's self-titled new album is mostly indebted to the music from the Woodstock rock revolution of the 1960s. But in this Checkout podcast, we get into the deeper cuts, where DeJohnette summons his Native American ancestors with "Great Spirit Peace Chant" and another original composition he calls "Song For World Forgiveness."

We talked to the drummer at the Montreal International Jazz Festival after he received The Miles Davis Award for his lifetime achievement in music.

Take the WBGO Bus to see Hudson at this year's Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 6.