John Abercrombie


There’s a lilt to the lyrical fare on the new Within a Song, and it’s born of the guitarist’s stylistic bent as well as the classic melodies he chooses to essay. From Ornette to Rollins, the program glances back to the ’60s and pieces that initially impressed the young Abercrombie. Sharing the front line with saxophonist Joe Lovano, he guides a blend of dewy string tones and genteel horn bluster towards dulcet radiance.

Wed., Aug. 15, 8:30 & 11 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 16, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2012