John Abercrombie Quartet Live at Anthology
It was almost all over at that point, (Abercrombie had agreed to finish by 9:00 p.m. as Anthology had a second concert scheduled that evening) . Backstage he obtained "permission" from the management to play an encore, much to the delight of the audience.
He returned to the stage and referenced another original: "Class Trip" from the ECM album of the same name. This one was a killereasily the best tune from his own pen that night. "Class Trip" alternated between an exaggerated, almost tango-like Latin groove and pure swing. Joey Baron cracked the audience up with some Han Bennick type moves on the Latin sections Abercrombie and Feldman turned in their best spots of the night. Later, the leader lamented, that they were just getting warmed up! Long sigh...