This all-star band calls themselves Hudson, named after the Hudson River Valley they each call home. Drummer Jack DeJohnette, bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield team up to celebrate their musical histories and Jack’s 75th birthday year in a tour de force of creative interplay. Fans know them as hard swinging jazz masters, deft and creative jam purveyors, rocking funky groove maestros, each musician at the top of his game. It’s rare that so impressive a group of individuals finds time away from their own projects to tour together.
This week’s mixtape dives into their self-titled album that is true to the spirit of the project’s name: a repertoire of Hudson Valley materials from Bob Dylan and The Band to to the Woodstock Festival’s Joni Mitchell anthem and blues-rock-soul from Jimi Hendrix — in addition to several originals inspired by their surroundings.
Hear this supergroup live on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Berklee Performance Center. Tickets are currently available as part of a Celebrity Series subscription.
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