Drummer Jack DeJohnette's
debut as a leader (which has been reissued on CD) has quite a bit of variety. The music ranges from advanced swinging to brief free improvisations and some avant-funk. DeJohnette
(who doubles on melodica) is joined by Bennie Maupin
(on tenor and flute), keyboardist Stanley Cowell
, bassists Miroslav Vitous
and Eddie Gomez
, and drummer Roy Haynes
. He uses six different combinations of musicians on the eight songs (five of his originals, John Coltrane's
"Miles' Mode," Cowell's
"Equipoise" and Vitous'
"Mirror Image"). Intriguing and generally successful music.