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John Abercrombie Quartet
February 09, 2014
John Abercrombie - guitars
Marc Copeland - piano
Drew Gress - bass
Joey Baron - drums
Sunday, February 9
Premier seating + Meet and Greet $49
PREMIER SEATING + MEET and GREET tickets: Yoshi's will provide seating in the first two rows for the performance. The Meet and Greet will be one hour before the performance (7PM) and will take place in the club.
John Abercrombie continues pushing the envelope of jazz guitar music into the 21st century. His first high-profile gig came in 1968 with the legendary soul jazz organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith, and since then he has collaborated with many of the all time greats in modern music, including Chico Hamilton, Gato Barbieri, Billy Cobham, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Gil Evans, Jack DeJonnette, Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, and Charles Lloyd.
His recording career as a leader began in 1974 with the release of Timeless on ECM. His recording career has continued for over 40 years and over 30 albums as a leader. John Abercrombie has appeared on the albums of countless jazz greats consistently since 1968.
Although he sees himself as a player in the jazz guitar tradition of Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall, John is highly influenced by the lyrical style of Bill Evans, and his music is charged with the eruptive melodic invention of Ornette Coleman. This range of influences and the uncanny ability to marry tradition to innovation shows in his highly distinctive compositions– that at best can be described as contemporary multi-linear chamber jazz.
John continues to tour in various settings, including his organ trio, two different quartets, as well as appearing as a special guest with numerous groups. He also continues to teach highly sought-after master classes.
A new recording 39 Steps on ECM will be released in the fall of 2013, and features John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Drew Gress, and Joey Baron. This group will tour throughout the 2014-15 calender year.