Jazz Masterclass with Guitarist John Abercrombie

April 5, 2014 - 1:00pm
B18 Old Cabell Hall

The McIntire Department of Music presents a free masterclass by jazz guitar master John Abercrombie in B18 Old Cabell Hall on Saturday, March 5th at 1pm.

John Abercrombie made his ECM leader debut in 1974 with the aptly named Timeless. He has been one of the label’s core artists ever since. He has played on more than fifty ECM sessions, both as a leader and as a highly creative contributor to recordings with Charles Lloyd, Kenny Wheeler, Jan Garbarek, Collin Walcott, Jack DeJohnette, Enrico Rava, Barre Phillips, Dave Liebman and more. Along the way his playing has evolved, becoming as he says, both more ‘free’ and more ‘traditional’. His 2011 recording Without A Song, with Joe Lovano, Drew Gress and Joey Baron, reflected upon the music that first inspired him in the 1960s, taking stock of the freedoms implied in the music of Coltrane, Coleman and Rollins, and emphasizing his musical connections to Bill Evans and to guitarist Jim Hall.

Mr. Abercrombie will be discussing his music and his life in music.


McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu