John Abercrombie - Characters (1977)
Cover Front Album
Artist/Composer John Abercrombie
Length 44:54
Format mp3
Genre Acoustic; Progressive Jazz
Label ECM
Cat. Number 1117
Index 40
Track List
01 Parable 0 10:40
02 Memoir 0 03:14
03 Telegram 0 04:35
04 Backward Glance 0 04:36
05 Ghost Dance 0 07:01
06 Paramour 0 03:51
07 After Thoughts 0 03:22
08 Evensong 0 07:35
Purchase Date 1/6/2003
Store Soulseek
Rating 70%
Location TRAX_164
kbps 128
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
Always unique and uncompromising, John Abercrombie gained a good deal of his popularity from his solo playing. Not the virtuoso of his primary influences — Django Reinhardt, Tal Farlow and Jim Hall — Abercrombie is much more the introvert. He often bypasses traditional techniques to pursue experimental sounds and rhythms. Along with Ralph Towner, whom he has recorded with before (see Sargasso Sea), Abercrombie makes excellent use of space within both his compositions and solos. Upon the first listen there may not appear to be very much here; however, this music needs to be absorbed over several listens to appreciate Abercrombie's brilliance. — Robert Taylor