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Timeless - A Celebration of John Abercrombie

Ireland, Galway Ireland, Galway 14 Francis Street - The Black Gate Cultural Centre

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The Tommy Halferty Organ Trio - A Celebration of John Abercrombie Live at The Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones

John Abercrombie is World renowned for his creativity & contribution as a Composer & Guitarist to the world of jazz music.He was one of the most important & influential guitarists in Jazz History. His compositions have become part of the Jazz repertoire, namely Ralph's Piano Waltz. Perhaps more than any other electric guitarist, his playing approach defined the classic 1970's "ECM" sound. Along with some of the other players that emerged in the late '70s and '80s on the ECM label, such as Terje Rypdal, Bill Frisell, Jan Garbarek.

John pioneered the "less is more" approach to playing. Looking back, this period of jazz was an incredibly innovative and creative period in improvised music. Though John's signature approach dates back to the '70s, he went on to produce an extensive and rich catalogue of albums as both leader and side man which continued right up until his final year. Abercrombie was a wonderfully melodic player who never wasted a chord or note and yet his playing had all that ironic humour of his character. He is respected for developing a hybrid style of rock and jazz and in doing so, he created a style that is instantly recognisable. Sadly, John died in August 2017. His legacy lives on through his music.

As a close friend of Abercrombie’s, leading Irish Guitarist Tommy Halferty has sourced a collection of compositions highlighting the varied work of the late great jazz musician. Joining him on this tribute are two of Ireland’s most exciting & versatile musicians; Scott Flanigan on Hammond Organ & Drummer Kevin Brady.

These series of concerts in Ireland, are not to be missed. As three of the Ireland’s leading jazz musicians dedicate themselves to performing the music of One of the greatest guitar players of Improvised Music.


Tommy Halferty - Guitar
Scott Flaigan - Hammond Organ
Kevin Brady - Drums


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Venue Information - The Black Gate Cultural Centre

The Black Gate is a place of the arts. It has been born with creativity at its heart, and, with it, we will further assert the creative soul of this city. With music, literature, art, film, dance, and learning, we will create a home for the artist and a haven for art lovers. This will be a place to enjoy. Both for the events that happen here or for the atmosphere. Whether listening to a concert, watching a film, listening to a speaker, enjoying reading a book in the library with a coffee or a glass of wine, or having a good night with old friends, we will welcome you, we will look after you, and we will entertain you.