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Live Review: “John Abercrombie: Timeless”

Brooklyn tribute to guitar great features Scofield, Frisell, DeJohnette and many more

Jack DeJohnette (left) and Bill Frisell (photo by Scott Friedlander)
Jack DeJohnette (left) and Bill Frisell (photo by Scott Friedlander)

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On Monday night, at the Brooklyn venue Roulette, a fantastic two-hour-plus tribute show was bookended by the same interview footage from the documentary Open Land – Meeting John Abercrombie (which sees DVD release this summer). In it, the guitarist is talking about what constitutes a proper evaluation in art. A musician needs only to look inward, he argues: “My responsibility is to myself.”

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