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Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet

Event: Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet
Adventurous guitarist and composer Bill Frisell, a longtime Wex fave, returns with his latest project steeped in the Americana spirit. The Big Sur Quintet performs selections from the vast array of original music inspired by the sweeping landscape of Big Sur in California that Frisell composed during a creative residency commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival.

FrisellÕs recent album Big Sur, his debut on Sony ClassicalÕs recently revived OKeh label, makes a major contribution to the catalogue of esteemed art works inspired by this unique stretch of Western landscape. Over the past century, poems and novels by Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Kerouac, and Richard Brautigan; photographs by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams; and music by Charles Lloyd, Lou Harrison, John Adams, the Beach Boys, and Fleet Foxes have all embodied the spirit of Big SurÕs rugged coastline and terrain, breathtaking vistas, and potential for communion with nature. Frisell evokes this remote and pastoral setting with deftly interwoven strands of chamber jazz, country, new classical, and folk music. He is joined by longtime musical companions Eyvind Kang, cellist; violist Hank Roberts; violinist Jenny Scheinman; and drummer Rudy Royston. Immerse yourself in the sound pictures Bill Frisell and the Big Sur Quintet summon, rich in detail and color, exquisitely shaded and resonant.
Date and time:December 3, 2013
8:00 PM
Location:Wexner Center Performance Space
Contact:Jill Malusky
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Event category:Wexner Center
Event Type:Music

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