viernes, 5 de agosto de 2011

John Abercrombie

John Abercrombie (born December 16, 1944 in Port Chester, New York) is an American jazz guitarist whose work often explores the parameters of jazz fusion and post bop. Abercrombie has played with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker. Abercrombie has recorded principally with the Manfred Eicher's ECM label; his first notable recordings were two albums with the jazz-rock band Dreams in 1970.
Abercrombie graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1967. He was presented with a Berklee College of Music Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998.
The ongoing groups he has led or co-led include:
Gateway, with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette (mid-1970s, and again mid-1990s)
duo with guitarist Ralph Towner (starting mid-1970s, occasionally through mid-1990s)
quartet with pianist Richie Beirach, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Peter Donald (late 1970s to early 1980s)

trio with bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Peter Erskine (mid-1980s to early 1990s)
trio with organist Dan Wall and drummer Adam Nussbaum (through 1990s)
quartet with violinist Mark Feldman, bassist Marc Johnson, and drummer Joey Baron (starting 2000).


John Abercrombie nació el 16 de diciembre de 1944 en Port Chester, New York). Es un guitarrista de jazz progresivo. Aparte de su trabajo en solitario, es conocido por sus grabaciones junto a Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, las bandas Dreams y The Brecker Brothers (con Michael Brecker y Randy Brecker)y otros muchos músicos sobresalientes de la historia del jazz. Abercrombie ha grabado principalmente para el sello ECM de Manfred Eicher. También explora los ámbitos del jazz fusion y el post bop.

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