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.

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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.