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With the 858 Quartet
& the Beautiful Dreamers
Friday, September 14
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
"After decades of tredding such a brave and singular path, maybe Frisell deserves his own genre. How about ‘friz’?"
—Financial Times (London)
Bill Frisell launches this year’s festival in FIAF’s newly renovated Florence Gould Hall with a rare concert that unites two of his seminal groups, the 858 Quartet, featuring Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, and Jenny Scheinman, and Beautiful Dreamers, a trio featuring Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston.
In a career spanning more than 35 years and over 250 recordings—including 25 albums of his own—guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell has established himself as a visionary presence in American music. He is celebrated for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument. His recordings are extensive and his best-reviewed albums include Have a Little Faith and This Land, Unspeakable (2005 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album), and History, Mystery (nominated for a 2009 Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album). A rare opportunity to see this exceptional musician joined by two of his closest collaborators.