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Jack DeJohnette's 8pc Sonor Hilite Exclusive Drum Set
Here we have a very special piece of jazz drumming history. This is Jack Dejohnette's personal 8pc Sonor Hilite Exclusive drum set with copper plated hardware. Jack used this set extensively for over 25 years, in studio and live. Jack can be seen and heard using this set with luminaries such as: Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett, Paul Simon, Esperanza Spalding, Dave Holland, Ornette Coleman and many more. You can see all this history and all this use when you look at the drums, as they are well road worn. Vast majority of this wear is strictly cosmetic, (chipped paint, scratches on the hardware etc.) with the exceptions being a couple stripped wing nuts on the stands and a small crack on the reso-side bearing edge of the 16" floor tom (that has since been repaired, see photos). There is a second crack on this same floor tom towards the batter side bearing edge, but it only seems to be on the outermost ply and doesn't go onto the bearing edge, so it's not much of a concern. These drums are ready to be set up, played, and admired for the rest of your life. The hardware is still fully functional despite any small issues, and drums sound amazing. This set also includes cases and extra hardware, all of which will be detailed in depth below.
Jack wrote us this list of some of the recordings this set was used on:
1 Parallel Realities/MCA Label/ 1990, with me Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock.
2 Triplicate/ECM/ 1998/ JD/Dave /Holland/Steve Colman.
3 Tales of Another/1997/ Gary Peacock/JD/Keith Jarrett.
4 Music for the Fifth World/1992/ Manhatten/Blue Note.
JD/Vernon Reid/John Scofield/ Lonnie Plaxico/ Michael Cain/Farah DeJohnette/ Will Calhoun/ Ethel Calhoun/ Joan Henry/ Dennis Yerry.
5 Extra Special Edition/ 1994/ Manhattan/ Bluenote.
6 Oneness/1997/ ECM/ JD/Michael Cain/Jerome Harris
7 Paul Simon/2016/Stranger to Stranger.On one track.
8 Sound Travels/2012/Golden Beams.
9 In Movement/ ECM/2016/JD/Matthew Garrison/Ravi Coltrane
10 Gorden Beck/1992/For Evans Sake./JD/Dave Holland/Didier Lockwood
11 A tribute to Bill Evans/ Michel Forman / Eddie Gomez/JD
12 Parallel Realities/ 1990/ Jazz Door / bootleg/ JD/ Pat Metheny/Dave Holland
13 Gateway Trio/ 1995/ECM/JD/ Dave Holland/ John Abercrombie
14 Salim/Sivan/World Saxophone Quartet/ JD/ David Murray/ Julius Hemphill/Oliver Lake/John Purcell. Just in Time Records.
15 The Life of a Song./ 2004/ Telarc Label/ Geri Allen with JD and Dave Holland.
16 Fictionary/Lyle Mays with JD/Marc Johnson/ 1993/Geffen Records.
17 America/ 2009/ Wanda Leo Smith with JD/Tzadik Label
18 Sound Travels/ 2012/ JD with/ Esperanza Spaulding/ Lionel Louarki/Bruce Hornsby/ Louisito Quintero/ Tim Reese/ Jason Moran/ Bobby McFerrin/ E One Label.
19 Tales from the Hudson/ Michael Brecker/ Year,label and personnel to come later.
20 Pilgramage/ Michael Brecker with JD/ Herbie Hancock/ John Patitucci/ Pat Metheny/ Brad Meldow. Year and label to come later.
21 Don't Try this at Home/ Michael Brecker. Year, label and personnel to come later.
22 Nigel Kennedy/ Blue Note Sessions/2006 with JD, Ron Carter and others.Bluenote label
22 John Surman/ ECM/ 2009 with JD, John Abercrombie and Drew Gress.
23 Song X/ Pat Metheny with Ornette Colman, Dinardo Colman,JD, and Charlie Haden.
What you will recieve:
-16×20 bass drum
-15×14 floor tom
-17×16 floor tom
-All of the copper plated hardware in the photos (two double cymbal stands, double tom stand, double tom bass drum post, hi-hat stand, snare stand)
-set of Humes & Berg hardshell drum cases
-two Humes & Berg rolling hardshell hardware cases
-one extra copper plated single cymbal stand
-two extra copper plated stands still in the original box
-set of 7 new aquarian Jack DeJohnette drum heads
-letter of authenticity
NOTE: Shipping quote may need to be adjusted if purchasing online
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