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Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill celebrates 20 years of being at the top

Owner Joel Giberovitch was reflecting the other day on the 20th anniversary of his intimate downtown club, Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill on Mackay St. 699 more words


The man Upstairs (Joel Giberovitch interviewed, on the eve of his Montreal jazz club's 20th anniversary)

Beginning this Thursday, Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill marks its 20th anniversary with 11 nights of high-level gigs that will showcase visiting American greats such as John Abercrombie, Jim Black, Houston Person and Edmar Casteneda as well as Montrealers Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee and Jean-Michel Pilc. 1,845 more words


Barre Phillips - Mountainscapes (1976)

Barre Phillips: bass
John Surman: soprano sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet, synthesizer
Dieter Feichtner: synthesizer
Stu Martin: drums, synthesizer
John Abercrombie: guitar (track 8)

Mountainscape I… 16 more words

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BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED - John Abercrombie (2008)

As you can guess from my review of The Blade Itself, I thought the first book of the trilogy was okay. Just okay. I was eager to read the second installment though, since the story held some promise. 376 more words


THE BLADE ITSELF - John Abercrombie (2007)

The Blade Itself is a quick, fun read. The story isn’t complicated. The world building is nothing special nor awesome: there’s hardly any sense of wonder, not much detail, the magic just works, there’s no real justification for it. 290 more words


John Abercrombie | Eddie Gomez with Gene Jackson | Structures

Starting the week is always a hard thing to do – why not doing it slowly and wonderfully?

Bass – Eddie Gomez Drums – Gene Jackson Guitar – John Abercrombie… 13 more words


Abercrombie's Gateway Drug

It was quite a few years ago that I’d first heard John Abercrombie in Gateway. “Back-Woods Song” just randomly came up while I sat at my desk listening to the jazz channel on internet radio. 474 more words

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