John Abercrombie

Fifty-five-year-old guitarist John Abercrombie has been "on the scene" since he graduated from Berklee in Boston. In the late 1960s and early '70s, he was something of a star playing jazz-rock fusion. In the decades since, he's played very electric and very acoustic but he's always been recognizable for a legato style that numerous younger players have imitated. He's recorded 13 albums as a leader. His latest is called Open Land. Tom Vitale has a profile. (7:45)
Open Land by John Abercrombie is on the ECM label (ECM 1683).



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