Celebrity Jazz Concert: John Abercrombie (guitar), Marc Copland (piano)
John Abercrombie guitar
Marc Copland piano
Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Department is very proud to present this concert for the wider jazz community of the City.
We welcome everyone to the Recital Hall for this incredibly important fixture in the Birmingham jazz calendar.
Not since the legendary pairing of Bill Evans and Jim Hall have such a guitarist and pianist – both recognised as harmonic innovators and unique colorists on their respective instruments - joined forces to create a duo, a bonding that is truly more than the sum of its parts. A new duo release is coming this year on Pirouet Records.
“An impeccable lyricism which here and there borders on the ecstatic, most particularly in the gorgeous treatment of Abercrombie's old classic 'Timeless' : if anything, this surpasses his ECM original.”
Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, 5th ed.
“An inspired pairing...because Copland can't conceal his alluring lyricism any more than Abercrombie can hide his blues sensibility, they are at once elegant and earthy, sophisticated and soulful, reflective and free.”
“With a pianist and guitar player together, the musicians usually provide rhythm and fill for each other's solos. But with Abercrombie and Copland the relationship is much deeper, more complex.”
“Their interactions are intuitive, with each relecting the other's ideas. One player clarifies and intensifies what the other is doing.....it's a selfless way of playing that's much like watching the wind blow over a lake. You can see the ripples but not the force behind it.”
Forthcoming events in Celebrity Recitals
Forthcoming dates will be announced soon.