Jazz Abstractions

Jazz Abstractions (subtitled John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music: Compositions by Gunther Schuller and Jim Hall) is a third stream album combining elements of jazz and classical music recorded in late 1960 for the Atlantic label.[3][4]

Jazz Abstractions
Studio album by
Releasedca. November 1961[1][2]
RecordedDecember 19 & 20, 1960
NYC
GenreJazz
Length36:06
LabelAtlantic
SD 1365
ProducerJohn Lewis, Nesuhi Ertegun
John Lewis chronology
The Wonderful World of Jazz
(1960)
Jazz Abstractions
(1961)
Original Sin
(1961)

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[5]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "One of the most successful third stream efforts ...This is very interesting music".[5]

Track listing

All compositions by Gunther Schuller except as indicated

  1. "Abstraction" - 4:06
  2. "Piece for Guitar & Strings" (Jim Hall) - 6:22
  3. "Variants on a Theme of John Lewis (Django)" - 10:15
    1. "Variant I" - 5:27
    2. "Variant II" - 1:38
    3. "Variant III" - 3:10
  4. "Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross)" - 15:23
    1. "Variant I" - 6:22
    2. "Variant II" - 1:49
    3. "Variant III" - 4:12
    4. "Variant IV" - 3:00

Personnel

References

  1. "Jazz Abstractions" (PDF). The Cash Box. The Cash Box, New York. 18 November 1961. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. "Albums of the Week". Billboard Music Week. The Billboard Publishing Co. 6 November 1961. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. Atlantic Records Catalog: 1300 series accessed September 11, 2015
  4. Gunther Schuller discography accessed September 11, 2015
  5. Yanow, Scott. John Lewis Presents Jazz Abstractions – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
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