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Bill Frisell Trio Coming To New Haven's Firehouse 12
(Published: May 18, 2007)

On Monday, June 18th, the intimate 75-seat performance space at New Haven's Firehouse 12 will present a special concert event featuring renowned guitarist Bill Frisell and his longstanding trio featuring bassist (and New Haven native) Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wolleson.

This group, which is touring the country throughout June, appears on the Grammy®-winning Unspeakable (Nonesuch, 2004) and the double live CD, East/West (Nonesuch, 2005). Frisell's most recent release is Time and Time Again (ECM, 2007), a trio recording with jazz legends Joe Lovano and Paul Motian.

Critics have called the prolific Frisell "one of the most well-known jazz musicians in the world" (Chris Kelsey, All Music Guide), "one of the most significant improvisers to emerge in the past 20 years" (Steve Futterman, Washington Post) and "one of the coolest guitarists working in any idiom" (David Sinclair, The Times (London)).

"Every time you turn around," writes DownBeat's John Ephland, "Frisell is doing something else that amazes with a level of creativity, burgeoning, wondrous spirit and incredible collaborative energy." The San Francisco Chronicle's Jesse Hamlin adds, "The word 'eclectic' doesn't quite do him justice."

Frisell's career spans more than 25 years and features a discography of over 150 recordings, including 33 as a leader or co-leader. Known as "an American original" (Bill Shoemaker, JazzTimes), his own projects have explored American music ranging from country to folk to blues to jazz, as well Brazilian, Greek and Malian music. He has also composed and performed soundtrack music for feature film, radio, and television.

The former "house guitarist" for the venerable ECM label, and a major contributor to the New York "downtown" music scene of the 1980's, Frisell has worked with many of the most respected names in improvised music, in addition to collaborations with non-jazz figures such as Laurie Anderson, Bono, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Renée Fleming, Allen Ginsberg, Rickie Lee Jones and Viktor Krauss among many others. Learn more at http://www.billfrisell.com/

More Information: http://www.firehouse12.com

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