Jazz guitar legend John Abercrombie has died of heart failure at 72. He leaves behind a robust discography comprising dozens of adventurous fusion albums as a leader and collaborator. A note from the Ottawa Citizen:

Abercrombie had had health problems in recent years, including a stroke earlier this year. John died peacefully after a long illness at Hudson Valley Hospital outside of Peekskill, N.Y., in the presence of his family.

Read more and listen to some excellent playing at the Citizen.

Right here.


John Abercrombie and Ralph Towner take us on a 13 minute improvised trip.

The great John Abercrombie improvising masterfully on what appears to be a Sadowsky guitar.