From Tina Pelikan, Publicity, ECM Records:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the great guitarist John Abercrombie.
John Abercrombie, one of the great improvisers, died on August 22, after a long illness. He will be much missed, for his sensitive musicality, his good companionship, and his dry humor which enhanced many a session. He leaves behind an extensive discography which will be studied as long as people continue to play jazz guitar.