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Thursday, August 24, 2017

RIP John Abercrombie

One of the outstanding contemporary guitarists, John Abercrombie, passed away on Tuesday (August 22) age 72.
One of the mainstays of the ECM label, Abercrombie pushed the boundaries but rarely crossed them.
Jazz/Rock, fusion he could be tagged with any of the above labels whilst still maintaining his individuality.
BSH has reviewed several of his albums. The most recent one being Up and Coming of which our Hugh C wrote: The album as a whole has a laid-back, free-flowing groove engendered by Abercrombie's relaxed guitar style.  By his own admission, “I play less fast than I used to, less 'technical'”.
A fair assessment I'd say. Steve T, in a comment to that review, hinted that the guitar legend was having health problems. Steve's No. 1 son, Frances Tulip, took part in an Abercombie guitar master class.
The New York Times has posted an in depth obituary
Sadly missed.
Lance.

1 comment :

Sid White (on F/b) said...

Stellar guitar player.

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