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John Abercrombie: The First Quartet

With the release of Arcade (1979), Abercrombie Quartet (1980) and M (1981), John Abercrombie’s entire ECM discography as a leader is finally available on CD. Looking back at these albums and their position in his oeuvre, they are revealed as seminal documents of Abercrombie’s arrival as a distinctive writer, improvising guitarist and bandleader, delivering on the promise of his first two ECM recordings under his own name, Timeless (1975) and Characters (1977)… [ read more ]

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