The Third Quartet

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The Third Quartet
Studio album by John Abercrombie
Released March 30, 2007
Recorded June 2006
Avatar Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 59:29
Label ECM
ECM 1993
Producer Manfred Eicher
John Abercrombie chronology
Class Trip
(2003)
The Third Quartet
(2006)
Wait Till You See Her
(2008)

The Third Quartet is an album by guitarist John Abercrombie with violinist Mark Feldman, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Joey Baron recorded in 2006 and released on the ECM label[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "Third Quartet is the third album by this rather astonishing group of musicians under guitarist and composer John Abercrombie's leadership. His collaborators: drummer Joey Baron, violinist Mark Feldman, and bassist Marc Johnson are all accomplished leaders in their own rights, but as they team with Abercrombie, something unusual, unwieldy, and utterly transformative takes place... This is a most welcome and beautiful addition to this particular group's musical language as well as their catalog".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded it a "Crown".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Penguin Guide to Jazz "Crown"[3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Abercrombie except as indicated
  1. "Banshee" - 5:53
  2. "Number 9" - 5:30
  3. "Vingt Six" - 4:24
  4. "Wishing Bell" - 8:19
  5. "Bred" - 7:08
  6. "Tres" - 6:14
  7. "Round Trip" (Ornette Coleman) - 5:03
  8. "Epilogue" (Bill Evans) - 5:18
  9. "Elvin" - 8:27
  10. "Fine" - 3:23

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 25, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed October 25, 2011
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. "John Abercrombie". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed. ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.