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Album Review

Guitarist John Abercrombie was one of the stars of ECM in its early days. His playing on this trio set with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette is really beyond any simple categorization. Abercrombie's improvisations are sophisticated yet, because his sound is rockish and sometimes quite intense (particularly on the nearly 11-minute "Sorcery 1"), there is really no stylistic name for the music. Holland contributed four of the six originals while DeJohnette brought in the other two (one of which was co-written with Abercrombie). The interplay between the three musicians is quite impressive although listeners might find some of the music to be quite unsettling. It takes several listens for one to digest all that is going on, but it is worth the struggle.

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Incendiary Guitar

First introduced to this album from the DeJohnette Works album which included Unshielded Desire as one of its tracks. Having only heard guitar work even close to this good from Hendrix, I was blown away at the whole album that it came from to find so much of the interplay between the three being such a great example of the phenomenal quality of the musicianship on display here. The other Gateway albums are equally good, and of equal quality, but this is a great place to start.

Biography

Born: 01 October 1946 in Wolverhampton, England

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Dave Holland is of a generation of bassists who, in the '60s and '70s, built upon the innovations of slightly older players like Scott LaFaro, Gary Peacock, and Barre Phillips, carrying the instrument to yet another new level of creativity. Along with contemporaries like Eddie Gómez, Miroslav Vitous, and Barry Guy, Holland helped refine and extend the melodic possibilities of the cumbersome double bass. In Holland's case, those refinements never lost touch with the core verities of straight-ahead...
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