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Sorcery finds DeJohnette teamed up with a tight crew of virtuosic bandmates, including veterans of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew sessions (bassist Dave Holland) and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters band (Bennie Maupin).

Discursive, meditative, trippy but grounded in tasty grooves (the deep digger drum break “Epilog”) and laced with flurries of Hendrix-on-jazz-steroids guitar from 6-string heroes John Abercrombie and Mick Goodrick plus the ahead-of-its-time electronic processing of DeJohnette, this band would never be mistakenly filed under Smooth Jazz.

First wide reissue since the album’s release in 1974

This 180-gram reissue of Sorcery was cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, and comes packaged in a tip-on jacket.

Jack DeJohnette is a jazz drummer, pianist, and composer. Known for his extensive work as leader and sideman for musicians including Charles Lloyd, Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, John Abercrombie, Alice Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock and John Scofield, DeJohnette was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2007. He has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for five others.

Track Listing:
Side A
1. Sorcery #1
2. The Right Time
3. The Rock Thing

Side B
1. The Reverend King Suite:
a. Reverend King
b. Obstructions
c. The Fatal Shot
d. Mourning
e. Unrest
f. New Spirits On The Horizon

2. Four Levels Of Joy

3. Epilog