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Encyclopedia > John Abercrombie (guitarist)

John Abercrombie (born December 16, 1944 in Port Chester, New York) is an American jazz guitarist. Aside from his solo work he is known for his work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette and the Brecker Brothers. Abercrombie has recorded principally with the ECM label of Manfred Eicher. December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Port Chester is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... Billy Cobham in 1973. ... Jack DeJohnette (b. ... ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) is a record label founded in Munich, Germany in 1969 by Manfred Eicher. ... ECM (Editions of Contemporary Music) is a record label founded in Munich, Germany in 1969 by Manfred Eicher, who has continued to take an active interest in the music released by the label, acting as producer on most of its recordings. ...


Abercrombie is 1967 graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He was presented with a Berklee College of Music Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998. Abercrombie's first notable recordings were two albums with the jazz-rock band Dreams in 1970. Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Bitches Brew (1970) by Miles Davis is considered the most influential early fusion album. ... Dreams was one of the original prominent jazz-rock bands recording for Columbia Records in the period of the late 1960s and early 1970s which included Chicago (originally known as Chicago Transit Authority), Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chase, and Soft Machine. ...


The ongoing groups he has led or co-led include:

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Discography


With Gateway with Jack DeJohnette & Dave Holland: Timeless is jazz guitarist John Abercrombies debut album as leader, recorded in 1974. ... Jack DeJohnette (b. ... Jan Hammer on the cover of Berklee Today Magazine Jan Hammer (pronounced yaan hah-mur) (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a composer and musician. ... Richard Richie Beirach (born May 23, 1947) is a jazz pianist born in New York City. ... Richard Richie Beirach (born May 23, 1947) is a jazz pianist born in New York City. ... Richard Richie Beirach (born May 23, 1947) is a jazz pianist born in New York City. ... Jack DeJohnette (b. ... Jan Hammer on the cover of Berklee Today Magazine Jan Hammer (pronounced yaan hah-mur) (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a composer and musician. ... Marc Johnson, born in Omaha, Nebraska on 21 October 1953, is an American jazz bassist, composer and bandleader. ... Peter Erskine (born June 5, 1954) is a jazz drummer. ... Marc Johnson, born in Omaha, Nebraska on 21 October 1953, is an American jazz bassist, composer and bandleader. ... Peter Erskine (born June 5, 1954) is a jazz drummer. ... Adam Nussbaum (born November 29, 1955) is a jazz drummer who grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut. ... Marc Johnson, born in Omaha, Nebraska on 21 October 1953, is an American jazz bassist, composer and bandleader. ... Peter Erskine (born June 5, 1954) is a jazz drummer. ... Adam Nussbaum (born November 29, 1955) is a jazz drummer who grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut. ... Adam Nussbaum (born November 29, 1955) is a jazz drummer who grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut. ... Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler (born 14th January 1930, Toronto, Canada) is a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player, based in the U.K. since the 1950s. ... Joseph Salvatore Lovano (born 29 December 1952) is a jazz saxophonist and clarinet player. ... Mark Feldman is a violinist active in the areas of Jazz, chamber music and quartets. ... Mark Feldman is a violinist active in the areas of Jazz, chamber music and quartets. ... Marc Johnson, born in Omaha, Nebraska on 21 October 1953, is an American jazz bassist, composer and bandleader. ... Joey Baron (born June 26, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia) is a jazz drummer probably best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, and John Zorn. ... Mark Feldman is a violinist active in the areas of Jazz, chamber music and quartets. ... Marc Johnson, born in Omaha, Nebraska on 21 October 1953, is an American jazz bassist, composer and bandleader. ... Joey Baron (born June 26, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia) is a jazz drummer probably best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, and John Zorn. ... Mark Feldman is a violinist active in the areas of Jazz, chamber music and quartets. ... Marc Johnson, born in Omaha, Nebraska on 21 October 1953, is an American jazz bassist, composer and bandleader. ... Joey Baron (born June 26, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia) is a jazz drummer probably best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, and John Zorn. ... Jack DeJohnette (b. ... Dave Holland (born October 1, 1946) is a jazz bassist and composer. ...

  • Gateway (1975)
  • Gateway 2 (1977)
  • Homecoming (1994)
  • In the Moment (1994)


With Ralph Towner: Ralph Towner is an American acoustic guitarist. ...

  • Sargasso Sea (1976)
  • Five Years Later (1981)


With Andy LaVerne

  • Nosmo King (1994)
  • Now It Can Be Played (1995)
  • Where We Were (1996)
  • A Nice Idea (2006)


With Kenny Wheeler:

  • Music for Large & Small Ensembles (1990)
  • The Widow in the Window (1990)
  • It Takes Two! (2006)


With Marc Copland:

  • Second Look (1996)
  • That's For Sure (2002)
  • Brand New (2004)


With Jeff Palmer:

  • Abracadabra (1987)
  • Ease On (1993)
  • Island Universe (1994)
  • Shades of the Pine (1994)
  • Bunin the Blues (2001)


With Lonnie Smith

  • Afro Blue (1993)
  • Purple Haze: Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (1995)
  • Foxy Lady: Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (1996)


With others:

  • Eventyr (1980) Jan Garbarek and Nana Vasconcelos
  • Drum Strum (1982) George Marsh, reissued as Upon a Time Album of Duets (1994)
  • Solar (1983) John Scofield
  • Witchcraft (1986) with Don Thompson
  • Landmarks (1991) Joe Lovano with Ken Werner, Marc Johnson and Bill Stewart
  • Double Variations (1990) Tim Brady
  • Brooklyn Blues (1991) Danny Gottlieb with Jeremy Steig, Gil Golstein, Chip Jackson
  • Emerald City (1994) with Richie Beirach
  • Standard Transmission (1997) Pat LaBarbera, Jim Vivian, Jacek Kochan
  • The Hudson Project (2000) with Peter Erskine, John Patitucci & Bob Mintzer
  • Animations (2003) with John Basile
  • Three Guitars (2003) with Badi Assad, and Larry Coryell
  • As We Speak (2006) Mark Egan trio with Danny Gottlieb
  • Baseline: The Guitar Album (2007) with Hein Van De Geyn

John Scofield (born December 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American jazz guitarist and composer, who played and eventually collaborated with Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Medeski Martin & Wood, and other important artists. ... Richard Richie Beirach (born May 23, 1947) is a jazz pianist born in New York City. ...

Multimedia

  • John Abercromoble instructional video introduction from Homespun Tapes

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