Best Laid Plans
Best Laid Plans cover
Studio album by David Torn
Released 1984
Recorded July 1984
Genre Jazz
Length 41:17
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
David Torn chronology
Best Laid Plans
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Best Laid Plans is the debut album by guitarist David Torn recorded in 1984 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Glenn Astarita awarded the album 4 stars stating "Torn possessed a sound and style on guitar that set him apart from many of his peers... Recommended".[2]

 Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic Star fullStar fullStar fullStar fullStar empty[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by David Torn except as indicated
  1. "Before the Bitter Wind" (David Torn, Geoffrey Gordon) - 7:20
  2. "Best Laid Plans" - 7:07
  3. "The Hum of Its Parts" - 3:40
  4. "Removable Tongue" - 1:53
  5. "In the Fifth Direction" - 6:20
  6. "Two-Face Flash" (Torn, Gordon) - 6:40
  7. "Angle of Incidents" - 8:40



  1. ECM discography accessed September 22, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 Astaria, G. Allmusic Review accessed September 22, 2011

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