It all started when the Chicago Jazz Festival asked drummer Jack DeJohnette to perform there with an ensemble of his choice. Five legends from the Chicago jazz scene came together on August 29, 2013, for a historic performance: DeJohnette, pianist Muhal Richard Abrams, bassist-cellist Larry Gray and multi-instrumentalists Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill. Their fantastic performance resulted in the live album Made in Chicago. The all-star quintet, dubbed Made in Chicago, then went on an extensive tour. It became a journey back in time, to the sixties, when Chicago was the Mecca of vanguard jazz. At that time, DeJohnette organized jam sessions with Mitchell and Threadgill and soon they were asked to join the famed Experimental Band of Abrams. Made in Chicago lives again at North Sea Jazz; unfortunately, without Threadgill this time.