John Abercrombie (guitarist)
Abercrombie at Bratislava Jazz Days, 2007
|Birth name||John Laird Abercrombie|
|Born||December 16, 1944|
Port Chester, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 22, 2017 (aged 72)|
Cortland, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Fusion, post-bop, avant-garde|
|Associated acts||Gateway, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, George Mraz, Ralph Towner, Peter Erskine, Marc Johnson, Adam Nussbaum|
His work explored 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 recorded principally with this label since then. Abercrombie played with Billy Cobham, Ralph Towner, Jack DeJohnette, Charles Lloyd, Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker. He was known for his spare, understated and eclectic style and his work with organ trios.
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