About him often spoken of as the most competent and theoretically trained musician among contemporary jazz guitarists.
His introduction to jazz passed rather quietly, without shocks. About him often spoken of as the most competent and theoretically trained musician among contemporary jazz guitarists. This is not entirely true -primarily because the music Abercrombie can not be unequivocally classified as
Eclipse and Shabazz. The group toured constantly, gradually moving away from the original style. However, in the mid-70s, John Abercrombie left is at the peak of popularity Spectrum and showed a completely new sound. He wanted to treat the fusion as interpreted Modern Jazz Quartet.
His music has appeared something on that could draw the attention of the ECM Records producer Manfred Eicher, Eicher and immediately offered cooperation. In 1975, the trio changed its name to Gateway Trio (Gummer took place bassist Dave Holland) and in 1979 the trio became a quartet with the complete replacement of all teaching