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3.19 | 16 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Rain Forest (9:32)
2. Stormz (6:05)
3. Dear Rain (5:58)
4. Mirrors (8:10)
5. Carol's Carol (8:51)
6. Scromotion (6:29)
7. Matter Of Time (8:17)
8. Dolorosa (5:43)

Total time 59:05

Line-up / Musicians

- John Abercrombie / guitars
- Dan Wall / Hammond
- Adam Nussbaum / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Dieter Rehm with Jørn Sundby (photo)

CD ECM Records ‎- ECM 1489 (1993, Germany)

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(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
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Review by Atavachron
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3 stars The marvelous trio of Abercrombie, Wall and Nussbaum turn in one of their best with this 1993 release (recorded 1992). The rich sound of Dan Wall's organ sets the tone, led by Abercrombie's distinctive guitar and pushed on by Adam Nussbaum's loose but confident traps. This is jazz but only for fusion lovers, as the fire just under the surface gives way to a rock energy these three aren't afraid to show. The opener 'Rain Forest' is a tasty bit of jazz-rock that highlights John's subtle attack and an eerie melody, though much of the album consists of slow, romantic ruminations between the players with improv over structure. The winner here is 'Mirrors', a swingin' barn-burner that shows-off each member in a hot fusion jam. Prog rock fans won't likely find a lot here to appreciate and even fusionheads may think it dull. To them I say listen to the Timeless album before you dismiss this superb guitar player.
Review by Kazuhiro
3 stars His distinguished services in ECM are known well with a great masterpiece. The style of the guitar of Abercrombie will have an original style in the item of Jazz. Some tone and a transparent tone are offered to us in his style compared with the guitar players such as John Scofield and Pat Metheny. As for the career and the originality of the music of Abercrombie, it is consistent and there might be a lot of fans that like his style in the item of Jazz though the style such as Bill Frisell might enter the item of course, too.

The musician often looks for the partner with good compatibility in the item of Jazz. Of course, work in his ECM also had some the tendencies. Keith Jarrett of the musician who represented ECM also handled work in Trio and it gave birth to a lot of masterpieces. The form of Jarrett-Peacock-DeJohnette was established and made the performance known to the world in the item of Jazz.

The performance that Abercrombie did in the 80's has advanced by one form and established. It is remarkably shown by making the direction of the music that he creates a work. Many of the performance that he had done in the 80's were often expressed occasionally in the forms of Trio as well as Keith Jarrett. It might be known as Trio of Abercrombie-Johnson-Erskine. The support by this Marc Johnson and Peter Erskine has succeeded in the increase of degree of freedom for abercrombie and the construction of the original world. It is guessed that the free form was a flow that pursues his creation at this time further.

"Works" that had been announced as shape of the best album in 1991 It was a work that expressed the history and distinguished services of his of that music indeed remarkably. Of course, the tune to demonstrate results as his Trio satisfactorily was collected. And, the album that works in shape to develop the directionality of the music that had been done further before is this work.

If Trio of a familiar, because of item of Jazz deep guitar, Bass, and drum imagines it, the revolution and the challenge of Abercrombie can be felt in this work. The fact that he selected the form in the organ and the drum might finished in an irregular a little form. However, the selection is guessed to be a natural act enough in the history of his music. He was offering the listener the possibility of the Trio enough in a similar form with organ Trio as for "Timeless" that had been announced in 1974.

The fan to enumerate Lifetime of Tony Williams might be not few if looking for from the item of Jazz/Fusion in Trio of the organ. It is possible to listen to the sound making where a transparent feeling overflows consistently in Trio. The composition of the tune that requires fast and slow and the idea of Abercrombie are splendidly expressed in this work along the image of ECM.

The tune to which a fine nuance and an aggressive element are taken is a creation that only these three people can do and music is expressed from Trio of Johnson-Erskine completely as another angle.

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