John Abercrombie (b. 1944 Port Chester, New York) is one of the masters of the jazz guitar. He graduated from Berklee School of Music in 1966 and headed to New York in 1969 where he quickly became of one the most in-demand session musicians in the city, working with the likes of Gil Evans, the Brecker Brothers, and Chico Hamilton. It was with Hamilton’s band that Abercrombie first met pianist Marc Copland. The Washington Post declares their duo work to be “elegant and earthy at the same time” as their Pirouet CD Speak to Me affirms. A longtime ECM recording artist with a wealth of recordings under his own name, Abercrombie has also recorded with, among others, Charles Lloyd, Jack DeJohnette and Kenny Wheeler.