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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Join Bill Frisell and Co. in the Interstellar Rock N' Roll Playground

Posted by on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 7:28 AM

(Jazz Alley) The electric guitar really began to blossom as a musical phenomenon in the space age, back when mainstream America—and especially the supersonic Northwest—was giddy with the idea of a youth-friendly future that moved at the speed of electrons. Dick Dale, Chuck Berry, Speedy West, the Wrecking Crew, the Astronauts, Duane Eddy, and the rest of the gang were the sweetly naive soundtrack for that sweetly naive era. Tonight, the ever-morphing jazz-guitar experiment known as Bill Frisell will join four master collaborators (Greg Leisz on electric and pedal steel guitar, Tony Scherr on bass, Kenny Wollesen on drums) to fool around in that interstellar rock 'n' roll playground. If you've ever wanted to check out the legendary and prolific Frisell but have been intimidated by his wilder experiments, this is your golden opportunity. He'll be starting with the all-too-familiar American pop canon and, let's hope, launching it into orbit.

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