Selected Recordings (Rarum XIV)

Selected Recordings (Rarum XIV)

by John AbercrombieJohn Abercrombie

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Perhaps no single player's sound is more associated with ECM recordings -- with the possible exception of Jan Garbarek's -- than guitarist John Abercrombie's. His dulcet, multivalent tones have been gracing ECM titles since 1974 and his landmark recording as a leader, Timeless, with keyboardist Jan Hammer and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Abercrombie has remained with the label since that time, and has issued no less than 22 recordings as a leader, and has appeared on at least two dozen others. On his Rarum volume, Abercrombie selects ten tracks from his tenure with ECM as both a leader and a sideman. Some tracks are givens, such as "Timeless," "Sorcery I," form Gateway, and "Big Music," from November; both others are surprises such as "Ma Belle Hélène," from Kenny Wheeler's The Widow in the Window, and "Carol's Carol," from the trio album While We're Young set from 1992. Abercrombie's notes explicating his choices and his career are warm and insightful, making this a fine package for the price.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2004
Label: Ecm Import
UPC: 0044001421228
catalogNumber: 014212
Rank: 58342

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Abercrombie   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Richie Beirach   Piano
Jack DeJohnette   Drums
Peter Erskine   Drums
Jan Hammer   Organ,Synthesizer
Marc Johnson   Double Bass
Ralph Towner   Classical Guitar
Dan Wall   Organ
Kenny Wheeler   Trumpet
Joey Baron   Drums
Peter Donald   Drums
Mark Feldman   Violin
George Mraz   Double Bass
Adam Nussbaum   Drums

Technical Credits

John Abercrombie   Composer,Liner Notes
Richie Beirach   Composer
Jack DeJohnette   Composer
Dave Holland   Composer
Dan Wall   Composer
Kenny Wheeler   Composer
Manfred Eicher   Producer
James Farber   Engineer
Jan Erik Kongshaug   Engineer
Tony May   Engineer
Martin Wieland   Engineer

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