Characters Album

Artist(s): John Abercrombie

Cover Art

John Abercrombie Characters Cover Art

Tracklist

Parable

length: 10:41
producer: Manfred Eicher
engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
guitar: John Abercrombie
composer: John Abercrombie

Memoir

length: 3:14
producer: Manfred Eicher
engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
guitar: John Abercrombie
composer: John Abercrombie
Characters(ECM) - Recorded November 1977

John Abercrombie(G)

全曲ジョン・アバークロンビーのオリジナルで、多重録音も使用したギター・ソロのアルバム。曲のタイトルも思わせぶりで内省的。

1. Parable
2. Memoir
3. Telegram
4. Backward Glance
5. Ghost Dance
6. Paramour
7. Affer Thoughts
8. Evening

ゆったりとしていて哀愁度が高い。

Telegram

length: 4:36
producer: Manfred Eicher
engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
guitar: John Abercrombie
composer: John Abercrombie

Backward Glance

length: 4:37
producer: Manfred Eicher
engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
guitar: John Abercrombie
composer: John Abercrombie

Ghost Dance

length: 7:02
producer: Manfred Eicher
engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
guitar: John Abercrombie
composer: John Abercrombie

Paramour

length: 3:52
producer: Manfred Eicher
engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
guitar: John Abercrombie
composer: John Abercrombie
Arcade(ECM) - Recorded December 1978

John Abercrombie Quartet
John Abercrombie(G)
Richie Beirach(P
George Mraz(B)
Peter Donald(Ds)
このメンバーでの第1作で、サウンドのクオリティはけっこう高く、しかもまとまっていると思います。 メンバー構成からみても、美しさが感じられる演奏。
1. Arcade
2. Nightlake
3. Paramour
4. Neptune
5. Alchemy

それぞれのパートのメロディが、花びらが舞うように。

After Thoughts

length: 3:23
producer: Manfred Eicher
engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
guitar: John Abercrombie
composer: John Abercrombie

Evensong

length: 7:35
producer: Manfred Eicher
engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
guitar: John Abercrombie
composer: John Abercrombie