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Jazz Supergroup Hudson
Master improvisers Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski and John Scofield reflect on the deep roots of their rock-inspired collective
On Hudson, the upcoming debut by their band of the same name, jazz luminaries Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski and John Scofield pay tribute to their shared love of 1960s rock. The album features two interpretations of Bob Dylan songs, including a loose, lyrical nine-minute-plus version of the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan classic "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall.”
Out June 9th, Hudson also features the group's takes on Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock," Jimi Hendrix's "Wait Until Tomorrow" and the Band's "Up on Cripple Creek," as well as Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay," plus original pieces by the band members. Their interpretation of "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" moves from a pastoral opening theme to a simmering psychedelic climax during Medeski's spacey keyboard solo.
The quartet takes its name from New York's Hudson Valley, where all four musicians live. "All of us built our careers in the city and then moved out to the Hudson Valley to raise our kids and have a home," guitarist Scofield said in a press release. "One thing that we all have in common is that, although we're urban musicians, we left the city to live in nature."