Guitarist John Abercrombie's first in a long line of recordings for ECM was also his debut as a leader. Teamed up with Jan Hammer
(who here plays organ, synthesizer, and piano) and drummer Jack DeJohnette
plays four of his originals, plus two by Hammer
. These performances differ from many of the guitarist's later ECM dates in that Hammer
injects a strong dose of fusion into the music, and there is plenty of spirited interplay between those two with fine support by DeJohnette
. Thought-provoking and occasionally exciting music that generally defies categorization.