Abercrombie (no Finch)

Moving along to my jazz section – what I’ll do on Music Mondays will be two in a row looking at my pop collection alternating with a Monday of classical or jazz – at that rate I should get through my collection (if it doesn’t grow) in about seventy years 🙂

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First on the shelf is Gateway, a 1975 ECM release: John Abercrombie, with Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette is a very tight mellow trio setting. Each have recorded extensively with EMC. In fact EMC had a large rotating stable of musicians who recorded in various combinations.

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This one, in many ways, is no different for much of the catalogue – intense, intellectual, meditative music for the ear, mind and soul as opposed to rock your body. This was EMC’s focus. In a sense Chamber Jazz but not as tight laced as chamber music.

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Abercrombie’s guitar is sharp, fluid and draws me in easily. The sound is similar to Wes Montgomery in its fluidness but never as mellow as Wes. Good writing music but perhaps too busy for background music.


February 21, Friday – featuring – Racket at the Rocket: 7 p.m., Red Rocket Cafe, 1364 Danforth Ave. https://www.facebook.com/events/818441091515505/


March 1, Saturday – attending – Toronto SpecFic Colloquium


June 6-8 – attending – Bloody Words

June 23-27 – attending – Manuscript to Book – Loyalist Summer Arts – Belleville, Ont https://www.facebook.com/events/589522924455695/

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