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ECM Records

John Abercrombie ‎– Timeless

$45.00

ECM Records

John Abercrombie ‎– Timeless

$45.00

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John Abercrombie’s ECM debut Timeless (recorded 1974) has proven to be exactly that. This fiery session with Jack DeJohnette and Jan Hammer still sounds as fresh as the year it was released. “Timeless comes as a major surprise in terms of its depth, scope and inventiveness,” wrote Tim Buckley’s guitarist Lee Underwood in the L.A. Free Press. "[It] indicates that John Abercrombie is a major musical voice of tomorrow.”

Initially published in January 1975, vinyl is reissued in October 2016 as audiophile pressing taken from the original analog tapes.

FEATURED ARTISTS

John Abercrombie   Guitar

Jan Hammer   Organ, Synthesizer, Piano

Jack DeJohnette   Drums – Press Release

 

“The trio kicks things off in high gear with “Lungs,” a heaping pile of kindling set ablaze by Hammer’s high-octane staccato, DeJohnette’s explosive hi-hat, and Abercrombie’s unusually frenetic fretwork. A sublime energy is maintained throughout and the payoff is supremely satisfying—all the more so for its brevity, as the music suddenly changes avenues just a few minutes in. Hammer relays between organ and synth, keeping the pace (and the funk) through trailing guitar solos that send notes like cosmic fingers flicking galaxies into outer space. The organ smolders quietly in the background before clinching a new groove, which Abercrombie laces with lines flanged just right for the mix. It all ends in a game of musical jump rope, with Abercrombie skipping over the alternation of drums and organ...“Remembering” is an alluring chain of tableux and the second of the two duets. Abercrombie sustains details the piano seems content to ignore, loosening those threads from their weave. We end with the title track, which builds slowly from a synth drone peppered with guitar musings to a full-on embrace of space.

This evergreen stands tall in the ECM forest. There is no sense of competition, only mutual reveling in a distinctly nuclear sound. One could easily call it fusion, but if anything it is fused with itself, for it has created every element it seeks to combine. Timeless indeed.” – ECM Reviews

Item description:

Artist:

John Abercrombie ‎

Title:

Timeless

Label:

ECM Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g

Pressing:

Germany

Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original – 1975

Genre:

Jazz, Rock

Style:

Fusion, Contemporary Jazz

Catalog No:

ECM 1047

Condition:

New