Timeless (John Abercrombie album)

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Timeless
Studio album by John Abercrombie
Released 1975
Recorded June 21-22, 1974
Generation Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 43:34
Label ECM
ECM 1047
Producer Manfred Eicher
John Abercrombie chronology
Timeless
(1974)
Sargasso Sea
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 4/4 stars[2]

Timeless is jazz guitarist John Abercrombie's debut album as leader, recorded in 1974.[3]

Overview[edit]

Abercrombie has said: "The original intent was to do something that reflected my origins, playing with organ groups in the late 60's".[citation needed] The album was recorded with Jack DeJohnette on drums and Jan Hammer on Hammond organ.

In 2004, Black Milk sampled Timeless for the Slum Village track "Reunion (ft. J Dilla)" on the album Detroit Deli.

In 2011, Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer used samples of Timeless for the track "Retimeless" on the remix album Re:ECM.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars calling it "Thought-provoking and occasionally exciting music that generally defies categorization".[1] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 4 stars noting "There's more filigree than flash on the early Timeless and it's left to DeJohnette and the underrated Hammer to give the set the propulsion it calls for... this is a session that has grown in stature with familiarity, an altogether tougher and more resilient label debut than anyone remembers".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lungs" – 12:10 (Hammer)
  2. "Love Song" – 4:35 (Abercrombie)
  3. "Ralph's Piano Waltz" – 4:55 (Abercrombie)
  4. "Red and Orange" – 5:24 (Hammer)
  5. "Remembering" – 4:33 (Abercrombie)
  6. "Timeless" – 11:57 (Abercrombie)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 17, 2013
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4. 
  3. ^ ECM discography accessed February 17, 2013

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