John Abercrombie- guitar
Dave Holland- bass
Jack DeJohnette- drums
June 29, 1977
runtime: 115:48 (minutes/seconds)
disc 1 55:19
disc 2 60:29
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Happy Jack is always good.
(and he sounds pretty happy here.)
Gappy Jack (or John) is not.
this apparently comes from a Swiss radio broadcast so
it is probably not the whole concert, but this seems to
be the complete broadcast of it. I did not notice any
cut songs in the recording, just one where the FM announcer
talks over a song that fades out. There is a little static
in some parts, but it's never very prominent and only in a
few parts. I was able to remove the worst of it and the result
is a pretty enjoyable recording. etree doesn't even list 1977
as a year for Gateway trio playing any shows, although this
one has songs not familiar to 1975 shows (Bremen and Hamburg)
and I believe it it really is from 1977. I saw Jack DeJohnette
with Directions in Feb. of 1978 and in 76, don't think they
played much if at all in 77 so this could be what he was up to.
Tracks 3 and 6 end with some radio announcer talk (not alot).
Thanks to Paul in Germany for sharing this with me (close to
30 years ago, probably). he's a big Abercrombie fan (there
are a few like that) and may have recorded this broadcast so
this is likely either a 1st or 2nd gen. copy source for this
recording. it's very hard to find any less than a very nice
show from this trio, no exception with this one. it's all jazz,
some straight ahead, some fusey, some avantegardy. John and Jack
have been making great music together for a long time and are
as fitting a combo together in their style as Cobham and McLaughlin
are in theirs (and Fripp and Bruford).