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John Abercrombie

John Abercrombie
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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.
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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 — 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)
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)

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