Live in Ann Arbor, March 12-13 Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre http://ums.org/performance/...
Bill Frisell Solo.
Bill Frisell’s When You Wish Upon A Star Music for Film & Television
Petra Haden, violin/vocals
Eyvind Kang. viola
Thomas Morgan, bass
Rudy Royston, drums
Spin referred to Bill Frisell as the Clark Kent of the electric guitar: “Soft-spoken and self-effacing in conversation, he apparently breathes in lungsful of raw fire when he straps on his guitar…In one of the biggest leaps of imagination since the Yardbirds and Jimi Hendrix, Frisell coaxes and slams his hovering split-toned ax into shapes of things to come.” The New Yorker notes, “Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet: in the hands of such radical thinkers, their instruments simply become different animals.” Frisell returns to UMS for the first time in over a decade with two different concerts. This performance features him in a rare solo setting.
Learn more about Bill Frisell: http://www.billfrisell.com/
Lars Bjorn- is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the author (with Jim Gallert) of Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 (University of Michigan Press, 2001). He is the Editor of SEMJA Update, the monthly jazz newsletter of the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association. Bjorn has published articles on jazz in sociological research journals and takes a social-historical perspective on the changes in several art forms in the city.
Southeast Michigan Jazz Association: http://www.semja.org/
Charlie Reischl- is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, & Dance, with a degree in Double Bass performance, and a former intern and researcher at UMS. He has participated in summer festival orchestras including the Round Top Festival Orchestra, Marrowstone Festival Orchestra, and Interlochen World Youth Symphony. Reischl has also played jazz and folk music for many years, notably recording "Salt Year" with folk artist Chris Bathgate in 2011.
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