Abercrombie and Copland at Chapel Restoration

Jazz guitar and piano duo perform in Cold Spring Aug. 16

John Abercrombie, seated, and Marc Copland

John Abercrombie, seated, and Marc Copland

John Abercrombie and Marc Copland, on jazz guitar and piano, will play standards and original compositions at the Chapel Restoration Sunday, Aug. 16, at 4 p.m. The concert is free, as is weekend parking across the street at the Cold Spring Metro-North train station.

Abercrombie’s and Copland’s careers intersected early and often. They were the young lions in Chico Hamilton’s band, both did stints in the first incarnation of the Brecker Brothers, Dreams, and later joined forces for a long list of collaborations with various ensembles.

Abercrombie, in a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, has established himself as one of the masters of jazz guitar — a restless experimenter, working firmly in the jazz tradition while pushing the boundaries of meter and harmony.

Copland’s lyrical jazz piano style, noted for harmonic innovation and sense of touch, remains accessible to the listener. He has recorded nearly 30 CDs as a leader in the last decade.

The Chapel Restoration is at 45 Market St. in Cold Spring. This concert is made possible, in part, public grants, as well as audience contributions. For more information, visit chapelrestoration.org.

Photo courtesy of Chapel Restoration


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