This Hot Box is a special Xtra in memory of John Abercrombie who passed away on August 22, 2017 at the age of 72. In The Hot Box 18 we celebrated “guitar” and though it would be fitting to include an extra special show for Abercrombie.
John 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 Eicher's 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.
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Track List for The Hot Box #018 Xtra – John Abercrombie
|02||John Abercrombie Quartet||Blue Wolf||07:11|
|03||John Abercrombie & Ralph Towner||Isla||16:25|
|04||John Abercrombie||Embraceable You||23:23|
|05||John Abercrombie & Eddie Gomez||Moon and Sand||29:51|
|06||John Abercrombie||Wishing Bell||35:53|
|07||John Abercrombie Quartet||Epilogue||45:18|