John Abercrombie

Born 16 December 1944.
John Abercrombie


John Laird Abercrombie (born December 16, 1944) is an American jazz guitarist, composer, and bandleader. His work often explores jazz fusion, post bop, free jazz and avant-garde jazz. Abercrombie studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He recorded his debut album, Timeless with Manfred Eicher's ECM label, and has recorded principally with this label since. Abercrombie has played with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker, to name a few. He is known for his spare, understated, and eclectic style and his work with organ trios.

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  1. Review of The Third Quartet

    The Third Quartet 2007

    Reviewed by Matt Trustram
    ...A group quietly forging new ground...not by smashing away at the limits of modern...
  2. Review of Cat 'n' Mouse

    Cat 'n' Mouse 2002

    Reviewed by Peter Marsh
    Perennial ECM guitar hero loosens up with violinist Mark Feldman and drummer Joey Baron.
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