John's own compositions, along with the beautiful standard Stella By Starlight demonstrate the wide range of possibilities that exist for the improvising guitarist. Working through these pieces will give you powerful ideas on melodic development, polychording, dynamic, rhythmic changes and other essential skills.
John's lively and informative conversations and free-flowing duets with guitarist John Basile give you important insights into the vast potential of the guitar fingerboard.
Special DVD features include: Stereo, Enclosed Tab.
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An offer to tour with organist Johnny Hammond led to his going on the road for weeks at a time, playing such spots as Count Basie's Lounge and the Club Baron in Harlem. During that same period, Abercrombie met the Brecker Brothers who were in the process of forming Dreams. They invited Abercrombie to play with them, and he was heard on Dreams' debut album on Columbia.
Since the 1992 recording While We're Young with organist Dan Wall and drummer Adam Nussbaum, John has continued to work with the trio releasing Speak of the Devil" in 1993 and Tactics in 1997, On his most recent album Open Land, the trio is joined by violinist Mark Feldman, trumpeter/flugelhornist Kenny Wheeler and Joe Lovano on tenor saxophone.