Track

John Abercrombie

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: December 16, 1944    

John Abercrombie

Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one the masters of jazz guitar. Favoring unusual sounds (he played electric mandolin on McCoy Tyner's 1993 album 4x4) and nontraditional ensembles (recent quartet recordings have included violinist Mark Feldman), Abercrombie is a restless experimeter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of meter and harmony.

Born on December 16, 1994 in Port Chester, New York, Abercrombie grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he began playing the guitar at age 14. Like many teenagers at the time, he started out imitating Chuck Berry licks. But it was the bluesy music of Barney Kessel that attracted him to jazz. Abercrombie enrolled at Boston's Berklee College of Music and teamed up with other students to play local clubs and bars. One of those clubs, Paul's Mall, was connected to a larger club next door, the Jazz Workshop, where Abercrombie ducked in during his free time to watch John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.

...
read more

  • Five Years Later

    Challenge Jazz
    2014
  • John Abercrombie Quartet: 39 Steps

    ECM Records
    2013
  • 39 Steps

    ECM Records
    2013
  • John Abercrombie Quartet: Within A Song

    ECM Records
    2012
  • Anthology

    Challenge Jazz
    2011
  • Solos: The Jazz Sessions

    Challenge Jazz
    2010
  • Wait Till You See Her

    ECM Records
    2009
View More Albums

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Date Venue Ticket
Aug14 John Abercrombie Quartet
Birdland
New York, NY

Post these events to your social pages. Learn how here.

comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 131 Views: 25,934 Fans: 21
Featured recording “39 Steps”

39 Steps
ECM Records (2013)

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how