John Abercrombie: Extending the Tradition
And that's as simple and honest a goal as one can have. To be better; to work in the jazz tradition while still finding ways to expand it; to find ways of free expression within the context of form, development and movement; and to surround oneself with like minded musicians with whom the best sense of trust and freedom can be cultivated. With a still-growing discography that demonstrates a clear evolution without losing sight of what came before, John Abercrombie's career has been all about reverence and forward-thinking.
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Selected ECM Discography:
Class Trip (2004)
:rarum XIV: Selected Recordings (2004)
Cat 'n' Mouse (2002)
Lift Every Voice [with Charles Lloyd] (2002)
Open Land (1999)
Homecoming [with Gateway] (1995)
While We're Young (1993)
The Widow in the Window [with Kenny Wheeler] (1990)
Eventyr [with Jan Garbarek] (1981)
In Europe [with Jack DeJohnette's New Directions] (1980)
Deer Wan [with Kenny Wheeler] (1978)
Grazing Dreams [with Collin Walcott] (1977)
Sargasso Sea [with Ralph Towner] (1976)
The Pilgrim and the Stars [with Enrico Rava] (1975)
Gateway [with Gateway] (1975)
All photos by Claudio Casanova except Kenny Wheeler and "At the Montreux Jazz Festival."