ECM to Release John Abercrombie Box Set

Three-disc collection features guitarist’s 1978-80 recordings

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John Abercrombie, Ottawa JazzFest Winter Series, 2-14

ECM Records will release a three-CD John Abercrombie box set, The First Quartet, featuring the guitarist’s recordings from 1978 to 1980 with Richie Beirach (piano), George Mraz (double bass) and Peter Donald (drums). Th set is part of ECM’s a Old & New Masters series, which returns historically important material to the catalog, in this case Abercrombie’s albums Arcade, Abercrombie Quartet and M. For this edition the recordings, made in Oslo and Ludwigsburg and produced by Manfred Eicher, were remastered from original analog sources.