Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie

John Abercrombie

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June 15, 2018

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Directed by Arno Oehri and Oliver Primus, Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie is an intimate portrait of a great guitarist, filmed near the end of his musical journey.

Here we see John Abercrombie gigging with Gary Versace and Adam Nussbaum in Lichtenstein, jamming with Rob Sheps, Eliot Zigmund and David Kingsnorth in New York, teaching music students at Purchase College, talking guitars with NYC luthier Rob McCurdy, and hanging out at home with wife Lisa and Al the cat.

Along the way John reflects, with characteristic good humour, on a creative life lived outside the mainstream and traces his story from his first encounter with an electric guitar onwards. Subtly combining and contrasting images and sound, director Arno Oehri achieves a fine balance between music passages and interviews.

The film's soundtrack includes, in addition to the live performances, selections from many of John Abercrombie's ECM recordings. These include music from the albums Wait Till You See Her, Within A Song, 39 Steps, Current Events, Class Trip and Timeless.

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Key Value
Catalogue number 6751136
Barcode 0602567511366
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
BBFC rating exempt
DVD Region 0
Weight 94g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 135mm x 10mm x 190mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Sad Song - NYC -
2. First Guitars -
3. New McCurdy Guitar -
4. Childhood -
5. Within A Song - Greenwich -
6. First Steps Into Jazz -
7. Banshee - Flight To Europe -
8. Adam Nussbaum - Gary Versace -
9. Another Ralph's - Jazztage Tangente 2014 -
10. Boston Years -
11. 39 Steps -
12. First Recording -
13. Work With ECM -
14. Lisa -
15. Class Trip - Home -
16. The Fire -
17. Jam Session -
18. Playing & Composing -
19. Timeless -
20. Credits -