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39 Steps (album)

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Released  September 30, 2013
Artist  John Abercrombie
Producer  Manfred Eicher
Genre  Jazz
Length  59:36
Release date  30 September 2013
Label  ECM Records
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Recorded  April 2013 Avatar Studios, New York City
Similar  John Abercrombie albums, Jazz albums

John abercrombie quartet 39 steps

39 Steps is an album by guitarist John Abercrombie with pianist Marc Copland, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer Joey Baron recorded in 2013 and released on the ECM label.


John abercrombie the 39 steps played in his soulezza guitar


The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek states, "Abercrombie's 39 Steps offers the sound of a veteran quartet playing at the height of its individual members' intuitive and collective abilities". On All About Jazz Andrew Luhn said "Fans of Abercrombie's playing won't be disappointed by this album and neither will fans of the ECM record label. It's a great addition to his growing body of work and Marc Copland proves to be a good choice with whom Abercrombie to collaborate" and John Kelman noted "As good as their previous recordings together have been, 39 Steps represents a major leap forward for Abercrombie and Copland's relationship, even as the guitarist returns to the piano-based configuration that was his first touring context, back in the late '70s".

Track listing

All compositions by John Abercrombie except as indicated

  1. "Vertigo" - 6:21
  2. "LST" (Marc Copland) - 6:51
  3. "Bacharach" - 7:21
  4. "Greenstreet" - 6:15
  5. "As It Stands" - 4:08
  6. "Spellbound" (Copland) - 6:53
  7. "Another Ralph's" - 5:22
  8. "Shadow of a Doubt" (Drew Gress, Joey Baron, Abercrombie, Copland) - 3:12
  9. "39 Steps" - 8:36
  10. "Melancholy Baby" (Ernie Burnett, George A. Norton) - 4:37


  • John Abercrombie — guitar
  • Marc Copland — piano
  • Drew Gress — bass
  • Joey Baron — drums
  • Songs



    39 Steps (album) Wikipedia

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