John Abercrombie & John Ruocco


Challenge Records

John Abercrombie (g), John Ruocco (cl)

Reference: CHR 70137 CD

Bar code: 0608917013726

A better definition than these poetic liner notes by Hein van de Geyn of this intimate chamber music-like jazz is hardly to give. The instrumentation brings a reminiscence to the famous recordings from the sixties by Jimmy Giuffre with Jim Hall. A similar heritage but the musical context is totally different: more introvert, lyrical and half a century more modern.


01. Embraceable You (G. & I. Gershwin) 6:12
02. Slides (Abercrombie-Ruocco) 2:26
03. Sometime Ago (Sergio MIhanovich) 6:39
04. Phrases (Abercrombie-Ruocco) 2:37
05. I Can't Get Started (Duke-Gershwin) 10:10
06. Trills (Abercrombie-Ruocco) 2:10
07. I Hear A Rhapsody (Fragos-Baker-Gasparre) 8:48
08. Mutes (Abercrombie-Ruocco) 1:57
09. How Deep Is The Ocean (Irving Berlin) 5:57
10. Moraz (Abercrombie-Ruocco) 1:53
11. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Bassman-Washington) 7:11
12. Fast And Slow (Abercrombie-Ruocco) 6:14

Album details

Total time: 56:38 min.

John Abercrombie (guitar), John Ruocco (clarinet).
Recorded at 'Baseline Theater' in Dordrecht, THe Netherlands, August 30, 20016

Sound engineer: Hein Van de Geyn
Mixed & mastered by Chris Weeda at Studio Le Roy, Amsterdam
Cover photo: Hein Van de Geyn
Sleeve design: Marcel Van den Broek

Produced by Hein Van de Geyn

Press reviews

"John & John: Searching... listening... finding... hearing. Just a few hours, right here at the house, mumbling a song title, telling a joke. Two seasoned musicians: the context was the concept, the individuality more than strong enough – improvisation. The longer you listen, the more you hear. Subtle interaction - musical conversation: The sound gets in and stays. John & John."

-Hein van de Geyn


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