Night (John Abercrombie album)

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Studio album by John Abercrombie
Released November 20, 1984
Recorded April 1984
The Power Station, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 41:29
Label ECM
ECM 1272
Producer Manfred Eicher
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Night is an album by guitarist John Abercrombie recorded in 1984 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Daniel Gioffre awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This record is the kind of album that one would like to hear while enjoying a late-night cigarette on the roof of a Manhattan apartment. Moody, atmospheric, and beautiful".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3 stars stating "Night demonstrated two things: first, that Abercrombie had outgrown the association with Hammer in particular, probably because increasingly he could give those evocative keyboard figures his own spin, using pedals and later, guitar synth; and secondly, that he never sounds entirely easy in the company of a horn player whose main strength is rapid fire changes".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Abercrombie except as indicated.

  1. "Ethereggae" (Jan Hammer) - 8:28
  2. "Night" - 5:02
  3. "3 East" - 4:33
  4. "Look Around" - 9:02
  5. "Believe You Me" - 7:42
  6. "Four On One" - 6:42



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 22, 2011
  2. ^ a b Gioffre, D. Allmusic Review accessed September 22, 2011
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 3. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.