John Abercrombie (Guitar)
Born: 16th December 1944, Port Chester, New York, U.S.
Died: 22nd August 2017, Cortlandt Manor, New York
John Laird Abercrombie was an American jazz guitarist. His work explored jazz fusion, free jazz, and avant-garde jazz. Abercrombie studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He was known for his understated style and his work with organ trios.
Further Reading: John Abercrombie
John Abercrombie's debut put the guitarist in the company of Jan Hammer and Jack DeJohnette for a sequence of contrasting mood pieces, from the fiery to the ethereal, and helped cement the ECM sound.