Open Land
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Open Land
Open Land
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 9, 1999
RecordedSeptember 1998
StudioAvatar Studios, New York City
ProducerManfred Eicher
John Abercrombie chronology
Open Land
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Open Land is an album by the jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, with trumpeter and flugelhornist Kenny Wheeler, saxophonist Joe Lovano, violinist Mark Feldman, organist Dan Wall, and drummer Adam Nussbaum. The album was recorded in 1998 and released by ECM in 1999.[1]


The AllMusic review by Richard S. Ginell called the album "an absorbing set of elegantly textured, poly-styled music laced with his drifting, occasionally jagged yet never overbearing guitar".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz stated: "Like most current ECM sets, this feels very much like a collaborative project rather than a leader-plus-group; but Abercrombie does seem firmly, quietly in charge here, steering the performances in his distinctive hard to define way".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[3]

Track listing

All tracks are written by John Abercrombie except where noted.

1."Just in Tune"6:35
2."Open Land"10:08
3."Spring Song"8:59
4."Gimme Five"7:23
5."Speak Easy"6:43
6."Little Booker"6:13
7."Free Piece Suit(e)" (Abercrombie, Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall, Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Feldman)6:53
8."Remember When"7:57
9."That's for Sure"4:05



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 25, 2011
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. AllMusic Review accessed October 25, 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. pp. 3. ISBN 978-0-141-02327-4.

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