ⓘ John Abercrombie (guitarist)

John Abercrombie (guitarist)

ⓘ John Abercrombie (guitarist)

John Laird Abercrombie was an American jazz guitarist, composer and bandleader.

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 Eichers 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.

Abercrombie died of heart failure in Cortland, New York on 22 August 2017 at the age of 72.