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Old 08-24-2017, 04:34 AM
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Big bummer that we lost John Abercrombie yesterday, one of the greatest guitarists of the last ~5 decades. If you don't know his stuff, you're missing out-- check out:

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Devastating news. I first saw him with Marc Johnson and Adam Nussbaum when I was in high school in the late 80s. One of the greatest indeed.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:47 AM
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I did up a transcription of Jack Dejohnette playing on the first Gateway record. Sort of a sideways Abercrombie tribute...
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Devastating news. I first saw him with Marc Johnson and Adam Nussbaum when I was in high school in the late 80s. One of the greatest indeed.
Lucky. My facebook is exploding over this. He hasn't had the highest profile in recent years, but everybody was heavily into him at some point.
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Old 08-26-2017, 12:22 AM
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I listened to "Red and Orange" off the Timeless album probably over 100 times between the 70's and now. That album was an epic in the day...

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Old 08-26-2017, 12:31 AM
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What a major bummer! I love that guy's music. Peace and goodwill.
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I saw him live one year ago, playing with my friend Joey Baron, and i thought he looked tired when he walked, but he played great.
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Lucky. My facebook is exploding over this. He hasn't had the highest profile in recent years, but everybody was heavily into him at some point.
Yes, it was super cool. They did a master class at this university's school of music and hardly anybody showed up (definitely wasn't a "jazz" school). So we got to hang out, listen to them play and ask a bunch of questions. And then, we went back later for the concert and were blown away. I can remember initially being disappointed because it was supposed to be Peter Erskine--at that time I'd never heard of Adam Nussbaum. As you might imagine, the disappointment did not last long. ;-)

Anyway, I loved all of those ECM records Abercrombie was putting out back in the day. Spent a lot of time listening to those and I think I'll be spending some more time re-listening.
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