John Abercrombie - Solos: The Jazz Sessions by John Abercrombie. For Guitar. Live/DVD. DVD. MVD #MVD5010D. Published by MVD (HL.321043).
The Jazz Sessions series spotlights unaccompanied performances by some of the legends and bright young stars of the jazz world. Designed and recorded specifically for television, this Solos DVD offers viewers front row seats for an intimate and unique jazz experience. Each program features complete musical pieces, insightful interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. Shot in stunning HDTV with multiple moving cameras and a medley of elegant cinematic lighting, it showcases an exciting and dynamic variety of jazz styles – from the blues and boogie-woogie to bebop and the experimental.
Guitarist John Abercrombie combines bop and free jazz stylistic elements with electronics utilizing phase shifters, guitar synthesizers and the good old volume pedal. What has kept his playing fresh is his refusal to be chained to these digital devices. Tracks include: Open Land • Jazz Folk • Improvisation #3 • Convolution • Alice in Wonderland • A Nice Idea. 50 minutes.