November (album)

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Studio album by John Abercrombie
Released 1993
Recorded November 1992
Studio Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway
Genre Jazz
Length 69:17
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
John Abercrombie chronology
While We're Young
(1993)While We're Young1993
Speak of the Devil
(1994)Speak of the Devil1994

November is an album by jazz guitarist John Abercrombie with saxophonist John Surman, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Peter Erskine that was recorded in 1992 and released by ECM in 1993.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek gave the album 3 stars, stating, "It's a solid session from beginning to end, but one still wishes Eicher would take his hands off the sound controls a bit, allowing some of the rawness that each of these players shows in live settings to enter the studio".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz gave the album 4 stars, stating, "Reconvening the trio with Johnson and Erskine was a masterstroke. Teaming them with stablemate Surman was little short of genius... Superb, evocative modern jazz".[3]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Abercrombie except as indicated
  1. "The Cat's Back" (Abercrombie, Erskine, Johnson, Surman) – 6:24
  2. "J.S." – 6:14
  3. "Right Brain Patrol" (Johnson) – 9:00
  4. "Prelude" – 3:27
  5. "November" (Abercrombie, Erskine, Johnson) – 8:26
  6. "Rise and Fall" (Erskine) – 5:22
  7. "John's Waltz" – 5:40
  8. "Ogeda" (Surman) – 4:40
  9. "Tuesday Afternoon" (Erskine, Johnson) – 2:55
  10. "To Be" – 5:24
  11. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 6:04
  12. "Big Music" – 5:41



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 24, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed October 24, 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.