An evening of energy, improvisation, and collaboration with two of America’s most masterful jazz practitioners.
Bill Frisell with Tony Scherr, Rudy Royston & Thomas Morgan
“Avant-garde jazz isn’t known for its gentleness, but Bill Frisell’s compositions are a fine-spun exception.” — Pitchfork
Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade.” Recognized as one of America’s 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell has won copious awards and is also the subject of a new documentary film by director Emma Franz, entitled Bill Frisell: A Portrait, which examines his creative process in depth.
Ambrose Akinmusire Owl Song featuring Bill Frisell & Herlin Riley
“Ambrose Akinmusire makes music that seems full of contradictions and yet is whole, consistent and coherent.”— London Jazz News
Ambrose Akinmusire not only asserts himself as one of the best trumpeters in the world, he’s using his voice to dissect the complexity of black life in America. Yet he isn’t trying to summon gloom, he’s unpacking it all. Through his trumpet comes the breath of a black man who’s seen the best and worst of the country, and harnesses it into gorgeous, shape-shifting art.