Marc Copland & John Abercrombie, Speak To Me, 2011

“Speak to Me" is the CD premiere of a duo that has actually been in existence for some time. The recordings with pianist Marc Copland and guitarist John Abercrombie are classic examples of the quiet, calm art of communication practiced at the highest level. The musical meeting of these two contemporary jazz maestros has a wonderfully organic feel. It is comparable to the finest chamber music. The pieces shimmer with multifarious shades and meanings. They are small sound sculptures of artful transience. This is music from two of the most insightful players of jazz. ~ Release
"This is an album of sensitive touch and softly rippling atmosphere, but its core is durably clear." ~ Nate Chinen, New York Times

Marc Copland piano, John Abercrombie guitar

Left Behind (Marc Copland & John Abercrombi)
Speak to Me (Marc Copland & John Abercrombie)
Seven (Marc Copland & John Abercrombie)
If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger)
Blues Connotation (Ornette Coleman)
So Long (Marc Copland & John Abercrombie)
Falling Again (Marc Copland & John Abercrombie)
Talking Blues (Marc Copland & John Abercrombie)
Witchcraft (Cy Coleman)


Kenny Wheeler, The Widow In The Window, 1990

Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler, OC (born 14 January 1930, Toronto, Canada) is a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player, based in the U.K. since the 1950s. Most of his output is rooted in jazz, but he has also been active in free improvisation and has occasionally contributed to rock music recordings. Wheeler has written over one hundred compositions and is a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles.

He has recorded twenty albums as a leader, and has recorded or performed with Paul Gonsalves, Dave Holland, John Taylor and Norma Winstone (as Azimuth), Anthony Braxton, Lee Konitz, Keith Jarrett, Theo Jörgensmann Quartet, David Sylvian, Bill Bruford, Steve Coleman, Don Thompson, Spiritualized and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, among others.

Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn); John Taylor (piano); John Abercrombie (guitar); Dave Holland (acoustic bass); Peter Erskine (drums)

Ma Belle Hélène
The Widow In The Window
Hotel Le Hot
Now, And Now Again
All compositions by Kenny Wheeler