Cat 'n' Mouse

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Cat 'n' Mouse
Cat 'n' Mouse.jpg
Studio album by John Abercrombie
Released February 26, 2002
Recorded December 2000
Studio Avatar Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 59:46
Label ECM
ECM 1770
Producer Manfred Eicher
John Abercrombie chronology
Open Land
Cat 'n' Mouse
Class Trip

Cat 'n' Mouse is a studio album by guitarist John Abercrombie with violinist Mark Feldman, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Joey Baron recorded in 2000 and released on the ECM label[1][2]


The Allmusic review by Rovi awarded the album 3 stars stating "John Abercombie makes it clear on Cat 'n' Mouse exactly why he continues to be regarded as one of jazz's most creative and progressive guitarist... On the album's numerous contemplative tunes, it's a pleasure to hear Abercombie and Feldman's lines cris-crossing, creating spontaneous tone poems that bear beauty and invention in equal measure".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 4 stars stating "John sounds in great form but it's very often the fiddle that cuts through the mix to make the most empathic statements".[4]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Abercrombie except as indicated

  1. "A Nice Idea" - 10:57
  2. "Convolution" - 5:34
  3. "String Thing" - 4:02
  4. "Soundtrack" - 8:06
  5. "Third Stream Samba" (John Abercrombie, Joey Baron, Mark Feldman, Marc Johnson) - 8:45
  6. "On the Loose" - 6:00
  7. "Stop and Go" - 7:04
  8. "Show of Hands" (Abercrombie, Baron, Feldman, Johnson) - 9:18



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 25, 2011
  2. ^ "JOHN ABERCROMBIE: CAT 'N' MOUSE". Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Rovi Allmusic Review accessed February 17, 2013
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.