November 7th, 2009
Earshot Jazz presented John Abercrombie, Anthony Pincotti (drums), Drew Gress (bass), and Mark Feldman (violin) at the Triple Door.
“One of the most renowned and inﬂuential guitarists of his generation continues to amaze audiences the world over with understated and harmonically rich playing. His celebrated quartet features Drew Gress (bass), Mark Feldman (violin), and Anthony Pincotti (drums).
Abercrombie has experimented with guitar in the jazz tradition for more than 40 years, on nearly 50 albums. His extensive ECM catalog includes the essential-to-the-home-jazz-library Gateway trio records, with Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland. They encored their 1975 and 1978 releases withHomecoming (1995) and In the Moment(1996).
Today, Abercrombie extends the textures of that ECM vibe with Feldman on violin and Gress’s warmth on bass. “I’d like people to perceive me as having a direct connection to the history of jazz guitar, while expanding some musical boundaries,” Abercrombie says. The quartet’s free melodic sound and Abercrombie’s extensive contributions to the jazz firmament delivers just that expansion and connection.