Exposé Online banner

John Abercrombie

John Abercrombie
Country
United States
Profile
John Laird Abercrombie (16 December 16 1944 - 22 August 2017) was an American jazz guitarist, composer, and bandleader. His work often 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 has recorded principally with this label since.
Website
http://www.johnabercrombie.com
Related articles (2)
Releases on file (24)
John Abercrombie — The Third Quartet John Abercrombie — The Third Quartet
(ECM 1993, 2007, CD)
John Abercrombie — Class Trip John Abercrombie — Class Trip
(ECM 1846, 2004, CD)
Larry Coryell / Badi Assad / John Abercrombie — Three Guitars Larry Coryell / Badi Assad / John Abercrombie — Three Guitars
(Chesky Records JD248, 2003, CD)
John Abercrombie — Cat 'n' Mouse John Abercrombie — Cat 'n' Mouse
(ECM 1770, 2002, CD)
John Abercrombie — Open Land John Abercrombie — Open Land
(ECM 1683, 1999, CD)
John Abercrombie / Marc Johnson / Peter Erskine / John Surman — November John Abercrombie / Marc Johnson / Peter Erskine / John Surman — November
(ECM 1502, 1993, CD)
John Abercrombie — Animato John Abercrombie — Animato
(ECM 1411, 1990, CD / LP)
John Abercrombie — Getting There John Abercrombie — Getting There
(ECM 1321, 1988, CD)
John Abercrombie / Marc Johnson / Peter Erskine — Current Events John Abercrombie / Marc Johnson / Peter Erskine — Current Events
(ECM 1311, 1986, CD)
John Abercrombie — Night John Abercrombie — Night
(ECM 1272, 1984, CD)
Ralph Towner / John Abercrombie — Five Years Later Ralph Towner / John Abercrombie — Five Years Later
(ECM 1207, 1982/2014, CD)
John Abercrombie — Characters John Abercrombie — Characters
(ECM 1117, 1978/1994, CD)
Kenny Wheeler — Deer Wan Kenny Wheeler — Deer Wan
(ECM 1102, 1978/2016, CD)
John Abercrombie / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette — Gateway 2 John Abercrombie / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette — Gateway 2
(ECM 1105, 1978/2000, CD)
Barre Phillips — Mountainscapes Barre Phillips — Mountainscapes
(ECM 1076, 1976, LP)
John Abercrombie / Ralph Towner — Sargasso Sea John Abercrombie / Ralph Towner — Sargasso Sea
(ECM 1080, 1976/2008, CD)
Dave Liebman — Drum Ode Dave Liebman — Drum Ode
(ECM 1046, 1975/2000, CD)
Michał Urbaniak — Fusion III Michał Urbaniak — Fusion III
(Wounded Bird WOU 3542, 1975/2012, CD)
John Abercrombie / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette — Gateway John Abercrombie / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette — Gateway
(ECM 1061, 1975/1994, CD)
Billy Cobham — Shabazz Billy Cobham — Shabazz
(Wounded Bird WOU 8139, 1975/2006, CD)
John Abercrombie — Timeless John Abercrombie — Timeless
(ECM 1047, 1975/2000, CD)
Billy Cobham — Crosswinds Billy Cobham — Crosswinds
(Wounded Bird WOU 7300, 1974/2000, CD)
Billy Cobham — Total Eclipse Billy Cobham — Total Eclipse
(Wounded Bird WOU 8121, 1974/2000, CD)
Dreams — Dreams Dreams — Dreams
(Columbia CK 47906, 1970/1992, CD)

Latest news

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santan, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more

2020-04-23
Shindig Festival Goes Lock-Down – Here's what they're saying: It's A Happening Thing! The Shindig! Magazine Lockdown Festival. In our days of no large gatherings of people, maybe it's still possible to have a music festival. Shindig! Magazine is giving it a go with a multi-artist streaming extravaganza on Saturday April 25. » Read more

2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Ash Ra Tempel - Le Berceau de Cristal – Remember Tangerine Dream's Green Desert? Many a time have I discussed its legitimacy as a long lost album with people. Hailing from 1985, yet claiming to be from 1973, it just didn't seem to...  (1994) » Read more

Barclay James Harvest - Time Honoured Ghosts – After leaving the Harvest label, BJH met up with U.S. Producer Eliot Mazer (Neil Young) who recorded the band in San Francisco in the summer of 1975. The quartet was on the upswing with bassist Les...  (2005) » Read more

Steve Roach - Destination Beyond, Afterlight, Immersion: Four – Steve Roach released these three CDs as an individually numbered boxed set or as separate items. As with any minimalist music, you are not on the fence: as you either love it or loathe it. All three...  (2010) » Read more

Paul Dunmall Octet - Great Divide – Tenor saxophonist Paul Dunmall has followed his acclaimed release from 1999, Bebop Stardust, with the next logical step, Great Divide. As a jazz composer, it's a challenge to clarify the...  (2001) » Read more

Moe! Staiano - The Lateness of Yearly Presentations & Two Forms of Multitudes – Some may be familiar with Moe! (not to be confused with moe.) as the waste percussionist in Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Readers who find SGM a little too happy-go-lucky and accessible, or those simply...  (2003) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues