Beck/Abercrombie "Coincidence"

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The Story
Two jazz guitar giants, each with impressive resumes, collaborate on "Coincidence". Joe Beck and John Abercrombie are no strangers to the Jazz guitar duo format. Abercrombie has collaborated with Ralph Towner, John Scofield, Mick Goodrick and John Basile. Beck has recorded with Scofield and Larry Coryell on the release "Tributaries" and has also performed with Attila Zoller and Gabor Szabo. This recording features two master musicians who have strong roots in the tradition but are also modernists at heart. The diverse program of standards, blues and originals display great chance-taking and interplay, and is just what one would expect from the explorative nature of these two guitarists. With "Coincidence", we have two like-minded players who have contributed to the innovations that have taken place in modern jazz guitar. This is one very engaging session you can keep coming back to, because there is so much that transpires within the compositional vehicles. That says a lot about these artists, who are not only great improvisers and supportive players, but whose musicianship for one day created a recording that is at the same time mus

ically innovative, adventurous and listenable.

The Music
04:46 Beautiful Love Instrumental
04:57 Vingt-Six Instrumental
05:44 I Should Care Instrumental
04:41 Israel Instrumental
04:50 How Deep Is The Ocean Instrumental
05:48 Mikey Likes It Instrumental
05:12 My Funny Valentine Instrumental
04:53 All Blues Instrumental
07:26 My Romance Instrumental
06:00 The Turnaround Instrumental
05:57 Just A Waltz Instrumental
08:01 Things Ain't What They Used To Be Instrumental
The Artists
Joe Beck Guitar, Production, Mixing
John Abercrombie Guitar
Alec Head Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
David Arruda Jr. Photography, CD Design
Neil Weiss Executive Production
Jim Robitaille Liner Notes
Recorded on February 22, 2007 at JAB Productions, Inc.