Current Events (album)

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Current Events
Current Events (album).jpg
Studio album by John Abercrombie
Released 1986
Recorded September 1985
Studio Rainbow Studio, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 48:41
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
John Abercrombie chronology
Current Events
Getting There

Current Events is a studio album by jazz guitarist John Abercrombie with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Peter Erskine recorded in 1985 in Oslo and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album four stars out of five, stating, "The three take chances, converge, collide, alternate time in the spotlight, and make emphatic, unpredictable music while never staying locked into one groove or style".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the album 3½ stars stating, "Current Events, which introduces two of the guitarist's most sympathetic and responsive partners, is still a very strong statement".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Abercrombie except where indicated
  1. "Clint" (John Abercrombie, Peter Erskine, Marc Johnson) – 6:06
  2. "Alice in Wonderland" (Sammy Fain, Bob Hilliard) – 8:42
  3. "Ralph's Piano Waltz" – 6:15
  4. "Lisa" – 2:28
  5. "Hippityville" – 8:22
  6. "Killing Time" – 7:52
  7. "Still" – 8:56



  1. ^ John Abercrombie discography Archived 2011-09-10 at the Wayback Machine. accessed September 26, 2011
  2. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed September 26, 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.