Bill Frisell: When You Wish Upon A Star
Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

celebrating CD release, reimagining classic film soundtracks

$45-$60 SOLD OUT


February 26 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available once the music starts at 8pm.

 

featuring Eyvind Kang, Petra Haden, Thomas Morgan and Kenny Wollesen

 

Bill Frisell is as good as guitar-playing gets. He’s a master at bringing out the feeling in the music, the nuances of expression and tone that touch the listener in inexplicable ways. The BBC describes him as being at “the very epicenter of modern American music.” The Philadelphia Inquirer calls him “a revered figure among musicians – like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable.” Says the New York Times, “It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play.” Downbeat calls his work of the past ten years “the best recorded output of the decade,” and his last album, Guitar in the Space Age, just received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental album. Now he’s releasing a new one, When You Wish Upon A Star, reimagining classic themes from film and television, and celebrating the results at the Freight with a marvelous ensemble including Thomas Morgan on bass, Kenny Wolleson on drums, Eyvind Kang on viola, and Petra Haden on vocals.

 

Bill grew up in Denver, studied under Jim Hall at the Berklee College of Music, and recorded his first album with Paul Motian in 1982. Since then, he’s appeared on more than 250 albums, including 40 of his own. He’s won a Grammy and a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and worked with many of the finest musicians in the world, including John Zorn, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland, Elvin Jones, and Ron Carter, not to mention many of Nashville’s best and brightest. This latest project, which draws on a long-held fascination with how music influences the way we experience the images on the screen, digs deep into the charged emotion underlying so many movie themes. “Music is so rich with all the associations that go along with it, whether it’s the words or a memory you get when you hear it,” Bill says. Tonight he and his all-star bandmates will celebrate the magical mixture of music and the movies!

 

visit the Bill Frisell website

 

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