John Abercrombie: Timeless: A Tribute To His Life And Music

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John Abercrombie: Timeless: A Tribute To His Life And Music

Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:30 pm
30 Third Avenue, Suite 208 Brooklyn, NY 11217

Joey Baron – Drums
Randy Brecker - Trumpet
Nels Cline – Guitar
Marc Copland – Piano
Jack DeJohnette – Drums
Eliane Elias - Piano
Mark Feldman – Violin
Bill Frisell – Guitar
Drew Gress – Double-bass
Marc Johnson – Double-bass
David Liebman - Soprano Saxophone
Joe Lovano – Saxophones
Thomas Morgan – Double-bass
Adam Nussbaum – Drums
John Scofield – Guitar

One of the most influential guitarists to earn initial renown in the mid-1970s, John Abercrombie continued to make exceptional music as he grew and explored, ever-refining his approach across the decades. As NPR declared, he was “an intrepid and deeply lyrical guitarist who made a formative contribution to jazz-rock before refining a judicious, poetic iteration of post-bop.” Like his breakthrough LP as a leader – the aptly titled Timeless of 1975 – John’s final album, Up and Coming, was released by ECM Records in January 2017. In between came dozens of albums primarily for ECM as a leader, co-leader and key sideman, an evergreen body of work that helped define the label and will continue to confirm his stature as an innovative, individual artist who inspired his great colleagues as well as multiple generations of guitarists. Nels Cline, one of those guitarists shaped by recordings, performances and conversations from across John’s long career, said in an appreciation published in Premier Guitar: “It’s so hard to imagine our collective musical life without him.” Cline will join a dream lineup of John’s dear friends and close collaborators – Jack DeJohnette, Joey Baron, Marc Copland, Mark Feldman, Drew Gress, Adam Nussbaum, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Marc Johnson, Eliane Elias, David Liebman, Randy Brecker and Thomas Morgan – to pay tribute to the beloved guitarist’s life and music in an evening-length event underscoring his legacy and influences. Along with his career as  performer, composer and recording artist, John was also a teacher, lecturer and mentor at Purchase College of the State University of New York.

$40 Advance
$45 Doors
$60 with John Abercrombie CD & VIP Seating
$20 Student (must present valid student ID at the door)

All proceeds from the concert will go to the John Abercrombie Jazz Scholarship Fund. Tax deductible donations to benefit the John Abercrombie Scholarship Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organization providing tuition assistance for jazz students in need, will be accepted at the venue.