Part of the Touchstone series
Recorded live at Boston’s Nightstage club in 1988 this album found John Abercrombie both pushing sonic boundaries on guitar synthesizer and, on regular jazz guitar, deepening his relationship to the world of standards. In this trio he had exceptional improvisational support from bass and drums.
Marc Johnson has said this band was the first that felt “like home” to him after the final Bill Evans Trio. And Peter Erskine was rechannelling Weather Report ideas about soloing inside the structures in this more intimate context.
Personnel: John Abercrombie (guitar, guitar synthesizer); Marc Johnson (double bass); Peter Erskine (drums)
Furs On Ice / Stella By Starlight / Alice In Wonderland / Beautiful Love / Innerplay / Light Beam / Drum Solo / Four On One / Samurai Hee-Haw / Haunted Heart
ECM Touchstone 6743141