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John Abercrombie: Cat ‘n’ Mouse

In a bit of a surprise, it wasn’t John Abercrombie’s long-standing organ trio mates, Dan Wall and Adam Nussbaum, who survived from his previous ECM album, but rather guest violinist Mark Feldman. The guitarist was impressed enough with Feldman’s contributions to Open Land that he at first expanded his organ trio to accommodate the violinist, and subsequently built a new group around him. Cat ‘n’ Mouse (ECM 1770 CD 440 014 001-2; 59:52), which features a rangy, open sound, also includes the considerable talents of bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Joey Baron.

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