Bill Frisell plays here this weekend…

Posted June 16, 2009 at 11:35 pm by

Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell

Jan from the Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre says this is gonna be a good one:

Is he the elec­tric gui­tar mas­ter whose Unspeak­able won a Gram­my for Best Con­tem­po­rary Jazz Album or is he the Seat­tle gui­tarist whose most recent com­pi­la­tion is The Best of Bill Frisell vol.1 / folk songs, com­plete with a CD jack­et that fea­tures a full-of-praise intro from musi­cian Elvis Costello?

Fri­day Har­bor gets to find out for itself THIS Sun­day, June 21 at 7:30 p.m., when Bill brings his inno­v­a­tive styles to the Whit­ti­er stage.

Frisell has been described by Spin Mag­a­zine as the Clark Kent of the elec­tric gui­tar because while soft-spo­ken and calm in demeanor, he seems to breathe inlung­fuls of raw fire when he straps on his gui­tar.  He also might be called Clark Kent because so much mys­tery sur­rounds his musi­cal superpowers.

Elvis Costello–who notes its always a joy to share the stage with Bill– says Frisell con­tin­ues to amaze him with his mas­ter­ful but innate­ly mod­est embrace of musi­cal idioms and calls him one of Amer­i­ca’s most unique musi­cians.  And then there’s our own SJCT gui­tar expert and music enthu­si­ast Mark Het­rick whose on our Pro­gram Strate­gies Com­mit­tee.  A big Bill fan, Mark say it’s because he has his own unique, unusu­al, lush, intense sound.  He uses space in music the same way that Miles Davis did and I real­ly dig Miles!

Check out more about Frisell at his web­site: www.billfrisell.com.

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