John Abercrombie Discography

1974 (age 30)

John Abercrombie Trio

Jan Hammer, organ, synthesizer, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

Generation Sound Studios, NYC, June 21 & 22, 1974

LungsECM (G) ECM 1047
Love SongECM (G) ECM 1047, (J) PA-9602
Ralph's Piano WaltzECM (G) ECM 1047, (J) PA-4018, (G) 837 275-1
Red And OrangeECM (G) ECM 1047, 837 275-1
RememberingECM (G) ECM 1047
TimelessECM (G) ECM 1047, :rarum 8014

* ECM (G) ECM 1047, ECM 1047 (CD)   John Abercrombie - Timeless
* ECM (J) PA-9602, (J) PA-4013   Various Artists - ECM Special III - New Music In Guitar
* ECM (J) PA-4018   John Abercrombie - ECM Special VIII
* ECM (G) 837 275-1, 837 275-2   John Abercrombie - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8014   John Abercrombie - Selected Recordings

1976

John Abercrombie - Ralph Towner Duo

Ralph Towner, 12-string guitar, classical guitar, piano; John Abercrombie, electric, acoustic guitar.

Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, May, 1976

FableECM (G) ECM 1080
AvenueECM (G) ECM 1080, :rarum 8014
Sargasso SeaECM (G) ECM 1080
Over And GoneECM (G) ECM 1080, (J) PA-4018
Elbow RoomECM (G) ECM 1080, (J) PA-9602
StaircaseECM (G) ECM 1080, (J) PA-4019
Romantic DescensionECM (G) ECM 1080
Parasol-

* ECM (G) ECM 1080, ECM 1080 (CD)   John Abercrombie, Ralph Towner - Sargasso Sea
* ECM (J) PA-4018   John Abercrombie - ECM Special VIII
* ECM (J) PA-9602, (J) PA-4013   Various Artists - ECM Special III - New Music In Guitar
* ECM (J) PA-4019   Ralph Towner - ECM Special IX
* ECM (G) :rarum 8014   John Abercrombie - Selected Recordings

1977

John Abercrombie Solo

John Abercrombie, acoustic, electric guitar, electric mandolin.

Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1977

ParableECM (G) ECM 1117
MemoirECM (G) ECM 1117, :rarum 8014
TelegramECM (G) ECM 1117, (J) PA-4018
Backward GlanceECM (G) ECM 1117, 837 275-1
Ghost DanceECM (G) ECM 1117
Paramour-
After Thoughts-
Evensong-

* ECM (G) ECM 1117, ECM 1117 (CD)   John Abercrombie - Characters
* ECM (J) PA-4018   John Abercrombie - ECM Special VIII
* ECM (G) 837 275-1, 837 275-2   John Abercrombie - Works
* ECM (G) :rarum 8014   John Abercrombie - Selected Recordings

1978

Abercrombie Quartet

Richie Beirach, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar, electric mandolin; George Mraz, bass; Peter Donald, drums.

Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, December, 1978

ArcadeECM (G) ECM 1133
NightlakeECM (G) ECM 1133, 837 275-1
ParamourECM (G) ECM 1133
Neptune-
Alchemy-

* ECM (G) ECM 1133   John Abercrombie Quartet - Arcade
= ECM (G) ECM 2478-80   John Abercrombie, Richie Beirach, George Mraz, Peter Donald - The First Quartet
* ECM (G) 837 275-1, 837 275-2   John Abercrombie - Works

1979

Abercrombie Quartet

Richard Beirach, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar, mandolin guitar; George Mraz, bass; Peter Donald, drums.

Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1979

Blue WolfECM (G) ECM 1164
Dear Rain-
StrayECM (G) ECM 1164, :rarum 8014
MadagascarECM (G) ECM 1164
Riddles-
Foolish Dog-

* ECM (G) ECM 1164   Abercrombie Quartet
= ECM (G) ECM 2478-80   John Abercrombie, Richie Beirach, George Mraz, Peter Donald - The First Quartet
* ECM (G) :rarum 8014   John Abercrombie - Selected Recordings

1980

Abercrombie Quartet

Richard Beirach, piano; John Abercrombie, electric, acoustic guitar; George Mraz, bass; Peter Donald, drums.

Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, November, 1980

Boat SongECM (G) ECM 1191
M-
What Are The Rules-
Flashback-
To Be-
Veils-
Pebbles-

* ECM (G) ECM 1191   Abercrombie Quartet - M
= ECM (G) ECM 2478-80   John Abercrombie, Richie Beirach, George Mraz, Peter Donald - The First Quartet

1984 (age 40)

John Abercrombie Quartet

Mike Brecker, tenor sax; Jan Hammer, keyboards; John Abercrombie, guitar; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

The Power Station, NYC, April, 1984

EthereggaeECM (G) ECM 1272
NightECM (G) ECM 1272, 837 275-1
3 EastECM (G) ECM 1272
Look Around-
Believe You Me-
Four On One-

* ECM (G) ECM 1272, ECM 1272 (CD)   John Abercrombie - Night
* ECM (G) 837 275-1, 837 275-2   John Abercrombie - Works

1985

John Abercrombie Trio

John Abercrombie, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Marc Johnson, bass; Peter Erskine, drums.

Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, September, 1985

ClintECM (G) ECM 1311, 831 623-2
Alice In WonderlandECM (G) ECM 1311
Ralph's Piano Waltz-
Lisa-
Hippityville-
Killing Time-
Still-

* ECM (G) ECM 1311, ECM 1311 (CD)   John Abercrombie - Current Events
* ECM (G) 831 623-2   Various Artists - ECM Spectrum, Vol. 1

1986

John Abercrombie - Don Thompson Duo

John Abercrombie, guitar; Don Thompson, bass, piano.

Puget Sound, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 24 & 25, 1986

Everything I LoveJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 16
Sometime Ago-
Witchcraft-
My Foolish Heart-
Fall Colours-
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
Peace-
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To-
You Don't Know What Love Is-

* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 16, JUST 16-2   John Abercrombie, Don Thompson - Witchcraft

1987

John Abercrombie Quartet

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; John Abercrombie, electric, acoustic guitar, guitar synthesizer; Marc Johnson, bass; Peter Erskine, drums.

The Power Station, NYC, April, 1987

SidekicksECM (G) ECM 1321
Upon A Time-
Getting There-
Remember Hymn-
Thalia-
Furs On Ice-
Chance-
Labour Day-

* ECM (G) ECM 1321, ECM 1321 (CD)   John Abercrombie - Getting There

1988

John Abercrombie Trio

John Abercrombie, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Marc Johnson, bass; Peter Erskine, drums.

"The Nightstage", Boston, MA, April 21, 1988

Furs On IceECM (G) ECM 1390
Stella By Starlight-
Alice In Wonderland-
Beautiful Love-
Innerplay-
Light Beam-
Drum Solo-
Four On One-
Samurai Hee-Haw-
Haunted Heart-

* ECM (G) ECM 1390, ECM 1390 (CD)   John Abercrombie / Marc Johnson / Peter Erskine

1989

John Abercrombie Trio

Vince Mendoza, synthesizer; John Abercrombie, guitar, guitar synthesizer; Jon Christensen, drums, percussion.

Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, October, 1989

Right NowECM (G) ECM 1411
Single Moon-
Agitato-
First Light-
Last Light-
For Hope Of Hope-
Bright Reign-
Ollie Mention-

* ECM (G) ECM 1411, ECM 1411 (CD)   John Abercrombie - Animato

1991

John Abercrombie - Andy LaVerne Duo

Andy LaVerne, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar.

December, 1991

I Hear A RhapsodySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31301
Waltz For Debby (as Waltz For Debbie)-
I Loves You, Porgy-
Blue Cycle-
Silver's Serenade-
John's New Waltz-
Babes w/Babies-
My Man's Gone Now-
Nosmo King-
Never, Never Land-
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-

* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31301   John Abercrombie & Andy LaVerne - Nosmo King

1992

John Abercrombie - Andy LaVerne Quartet

Andy LaVerne, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar; Steve LaSpina, bass; Jeff Hirshfield, drums.

April, 1992

Now It Can Be PlayedSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31314
I Wish I Knew-
Shadow And Fog-
John's Waltz-
Cat Nap-
Yesterdays-
Labour Day-
Waltz King-

* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31314   John Abercrombie-Andy LaVerne Quartet - Now It Can Be Played

John Abercrombie Trio

Dan Wall, Hammond organ; John Abercrombie, guitar; Adam Nussbaum, drums.

The Power Station, NYC, June, 1992

Rain ForestECM (G) ECM 1489
Stormz-
Dear Rain-
Mirrors-
Carol's CarolECM (G) ECM 1489, :rarum 8014
ScomotionECM (G) ECM 1489
A Matter Of Time-
Dolorosa-

* ECM (G) ECM 1489   John Abercrombie, Dan Wall, Adam Nussbaum - While We're Young
* ECM (G) :rarum 8014   John Abercrombie - Selected Recordings

John Abercrombie Trio +

John Abercrombie, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; Peter Erskine, drums; with John Surman, baritone, soprano sax, bass clarinet.

Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, November, 1992

The Cat's BackECM (G) ECM 1502
J.S.-
Right Brain Patrol-
Prelude-
November-
Rise And Fall-
John's Waltz-
OgedaECM (G) ECM 1502, :rarum 8013
Tuesday AfternoonECM (G) ECM 1502
To Be-
Come Rain Or Come Shine-
Big MusicECM (G) ECM 1502, :rarum 8014

* ECM (G) ECM 1502   John Abercrombie, Marc Johnson, Peter Erskine w/ John Surman - November
* ECM (G) :rarum 8013   John Surman - Selected Recordings
* ECM (G) :rarum 8014   John Abercrombie - Selected Recordings

1993

John Abercrombie - Andy LaVerne Quartet

Andy LaVerne, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar; George Mraz, bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums.

Sound On Sound, NYC, April 30, 1993

Beautiful LoveMusidisc (F) 500462
Monk Like-
Ralph's Piano Waltz-
Mother Of Pearl-
I Mean-
Opus 25-
Opal-
Farewell-

* Musidisc (F) 500462   John Abercrombie, Andy LaVerne, George Mraz, Adam Nussbaum - Farewell

John Abercrombie Trio

Dan Wall, Hammond B-3 organ; John Abercrombie, guitar; Adam Nussbaum, drums.

Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, July, 1993

Angel FoodECM (G) ECM 1511
Now And Again-
Mahat-
Chorale-
Farewell-
BT-U-
Early To Bed-
Dreamland-
Hell's Gate-

* ECM (G) ECM 1511   John Abercrombie Trio - Speak Of The Devil

1996 (age 52)

John Abercrombie Trio

Dan Wall, Hammond B-3 organ; John Abercrombie, guitar; Adam Nussbaum, drums.

"Visiones", NYC, July 13-15, 1996

Sweet SixteenECM (G) ECM 1623
Last Waltz-
Bo Diddy-
You And The Night And The Music-
Chumbida-
Dear Rain-
Mr. Magoo-
Long Ago And Far Away-

* ECM (G) ECM 1623   John Abercrombie, Dan Wall, Adam Nussbaum - Tactics

1998

John Abercrombie Sextet

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, flugelhorn; Joe Lovano, tenor sax; Mark Feldman, violin; Dan Wall, organ; John Abercrombie, guitar; Adam Nussbaum, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, September, 1998

Just In TuneECM (G) ECM 1683
Open Land-
Spring Song-
Gimme Five-
Speak Easy-
Little Booker-
Free Piece Suit(e)-
Remember When-
That's For Sure-

* ECM (G) ECM 1683   John Abercrombie - Open Land

2000

John Abercrombie Quartet

Mark Feldman, violin; John Abercrombie, guitar; Marc Johnson, double bass; Joey Baron, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, December, 2000

A Nice IdeaECM (G) ECM 1770
ConvolutionECM (G) ECM 1770, :rarum 8014
String ThingECM (G) ECM 1770
Soundtrack-
Third Stream Samba-
On The Loose-
Stop And Go-
Show Of Hands-

* ECM (G) ECM 1770   John Abercrombie - Cat 'N' Mouse
* ECM (G) :rarum 8014   John Abercrombie - Selected Recordings

2002

John Abercrombie - Andy LaVerne Duo

Andy LaVerne, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar.

September, 2002

My Funny ValentineSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31538
Darn That Dream-
You Go To My Head-
Skating In Central Park-
Inner Voice-
Stairway To The Stars-
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
All Across The City-
Chance Meeting-
Turn Out The Stars-
Adagio-

* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31538   John Abercrombie, Andy LaVerne - Timeline

2003

John Abercrombie Quartet

Mark Feldman, violin; John Abercrombie, guitar; Marc Johnson, double bass; Joey Baron, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, February, 2003

DansirECM (G) ECM 1846
Risky Business-
Descending Grace-
Illinoise-
Cat Walk-
Excuse My Shoes-
Swirls-
Jack And Betty-
Class Trip-
Soldier's Song-
Epilogue-

* ECM (G) ECM 1846   John Abercrombie - Class Trip

2004 (age 60)

John Abercrombie - Andy LaVerne Duo

Andy LaVerne, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar.

August, 2004

How My Heart SingsSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31571
Sometime Ago-
Days Of Wine And Roses-
Besame Mucho-
In Love In Vain-
Refried Bananas-
Round About Midnight-
Now Hear This-
A Nice Idea-
Confabulation-
Jazz Folk-

* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31571   John Abercrombie, Andy LaVerne - A Nice Idea

2006

John Abercrombie Quartet

Mark Feldman, violin; John Abercrombie, electric, acoustic guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; Joey Baron, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, June, 2006

BansheeECM (G) ECM 1993
Number 9-
Vingt Six-
Wishing Bell-
Bred-
Tres-
Round Trip-
Epilogue-
Elvin-
Fine-

* ECM (G) ECM 1993   John Abercrombie - The Third Quartet

2008

John Abercrombie Quartet

Mark Feldman, violin; John Abercrombie, guitar; Thomas Morgan, double bass; Joey Baron, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, December, 2008

Sad SongECM (G) ECM 2102
Line-Up-
Wait Till You See Her-
Trio-
I've Overlooked Before-
Anniversary Waltz-
Out Of Towner-
Chic Of Araby-

* ECM (G) ECM 2102   John Abercrombie Quartet - Wait Till You See Her

2011

John Abercrombie Quartet

Joe Lovano, tenor sax; John Abercrombie, guitar; Drew Gress, double bass; Joey Baron, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, September, 2011

Where Are YouECM (G) ECM 2254
Easy Reader-
Within A Song / Without A Song-
Flamenco Sketches-
Nick Of Time-
Blues Connotation-
Wise One-
Interplay-
Sometime Ago-

* ECM (G) ECM 2254   John Abercrombie Quartet - Within A Song

2013

John Abercrombie Quartet

Marc Copland, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar; Drew Gress, double bass; Joey Baron, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, April, 2013

VertigoECM (G) ECM 2334
LST-
Bacharach-
Greenstreet-
As It Stands-
Spellbound-
Another Ralph's-
Shadow Of A Doubt-
39 Steps-
Melancholy Baby-

* ECM (G) ECM 2334   John Abercrombie Quartet - 39 Steps

2016 (age 72)

John Abercrombie Quartet

Marc Copland, piano; John Abercrombie, guitar; Drew Gress, double bass; Joey Baron, drums.

Avatar Studios, NYC, April-May, 2016

JoyECM (G) ECM 2528
Flipside-
Sunday School-
Up And Coming-
Tears-
Silver Circle-
Nardis-
Jumbles-

* ECM (G) ECM 2528   John Abercrombie Quartet - Up And Coming