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Re: John Abercrombie

Some of his early stuff (which contains my favorite album Arcade) was only ON vinyl until relatively recently. I finally managed to obtain a CD copy of the album a few months back after repeatedly copying the LP to cassette tape and then more recently to CD.
Here's an interesting link of what's available for John Abercrombie.

Brakophonic <brakophonic@telia.com> wrote:
Just put the lp on
forgot that i had that one
i'ts probably mutlitracked and not looped as you mentioned
but there's a lot of repetitive stuff going on there
great album , cheers for bringing it to my attention
i haven't listened to it for years
but i had the fortune to get hold of my old vinylplayer
and slowly rediscovering the lps
there's a lot of good recordings with de johnette and abercrombie
apart from the gateway albums there's the directions and new directions
Gunnar Backman
Brak(E)man Prod/Brakophonics
E-mail brakophonic@telia.com

2005-05-03 kl. 09.39 Andreas Willers wrote :

> Yeah, John is the man! The first Gateway is great at whammy bar/volume
> pedal
> type stuff even before Bill Frisell hit the scene - phantastic balance
> of
> energy and elegance with a free spirit. As I recall on Characters it's
> all
> multitracked. He never toured with that material because he would have
> had
> to use a tape machine to play back the backgrounds, but John and Ralph
> Towner had a great duo that did tours. As it happens we had a public
> jam
> last week in a g/p/b/dr format here at a Berlin jazz club with tunes
> from
> that very period and did Ralph's Piano Waltz and Foolish Door by John.
> It
> was so much fun that we consider turning it into a project...well, so
> little
> time, so many ideas.......Regards

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