John Abercrombie, Eddie Gomez, Gene Jackson – Structures (2006)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:02 minutes | Scans included | 2,72 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,15 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.0 multichannel surround sound | Chesky Records # SACD 317
This inspired trio session was recorded with the musicians sharing a single microphone, making for a particularly intimate listening experience. Guitarist John Abercrombie has never sounded better, displaying the subtle lyricism that is only one facet of his musical personality, while bassist Eddie Gómez is his usual fluid self and drummer Gene Jackson adds a soft touch, frequently sticking to brushes. Gómez opens the tasty “The Touch of Your Lips” with a warm arco solo, switching back to pizzicato as the trio gains steam. Their hushed interpretation of “Moon and Sand” is stunning, as is the understated bossa nova setting of Cole Porter’s “Everything I Love.” Their arrangement of Bill Evans’ ballad “Turn Out the Stars” (which Gómez undoubtedly played hundreds of times during his 11-plus-year tenure with the pianist) is more straight-ahead and less dramatic than its composer’s conception, though no less enticing. Originals by Abercrombie and Gómez also prove to be excellent vehicles for the trio’s musical explorations. Highly recommended.
01. Jazz Folk
02. The Touch of Your Lips
03. Moon and Sand
04. Walter Pidgeon
05. Everything I Love
06. Embraceable You
07. John’s Waltz
08. Turn Out the Stars
09. Missing You
10. How Deep is the Ocean
Produced by David Chesky & Charles Carlini.
Recording, Mastering & Editing Enginneer: Rick Eckerle.
– John Abercrombie: guitar
– Eddie Gomez: bass guitar
– Gene Jackson: drums