Silk Street, EC2Y8DS London
Starts Friday, 11/04/14 10:00
EFG London Jazz Festival presents
Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age
Always on the lookout for opportunities to ‘dig around for where I’m coming from’, one of today’s most original guitarists pays homage to the music that got him ‘super fired-up’ – the electric sound of the Fender Telecaster and the music of Charlie Christian, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and the Kinks. Due for early autumn release, Guitar in the Space Age promises to be Frisell’s most intriguing album in years – the live band features fellow guitarist Greg Leisz alongside a powering rhythm section of Tony Scherr and Kenny Wolleson.
Frisell has dropped in on recent shows by multi-instrumentalist/singer Sam Amidon, who has found his own beguiling path through a landscape of Americana with his Nonesuch album Deep Sunny South – ‘beautifully bucolic’ (Spin) and ‘archaically rootsy and savvily refined’. (Wall Street Journal)