Classic cinema scores unforgettably reimagined
Legendary guitarist and composer Bill Frisell brings his Grammy-nominated project When You Wish Upon a Star to Melbourne for the opening night of the 2017 Festival.
Hailed as “the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years” (Wall Street Journal), Frisell’s 35-year career has seen collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello, Bono, Paul Simon and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Bold and inventive, Frisell has turned his hand to avant-garde, noise, bop, folk music and more, yet always remaining true to his roots in jazz
Frisell’s acclaimed new project features unique interpretations of classic American cinema music, ranging from Hitchcock’s Psycho through to Ennio Morricone’s Once Upon a Time in the West, via Nino Rota’s iconic score for The Godfather.
He is joined by an all-star band featuring Petra Haden (Beck, Foo Fighters), Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Tomasz Stańko New York Quartet) and Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, The Mingus Big Band).
Presented by Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Bill Frisell guitar
Petra Haden voice
Thomas Morgan bass
Rudy Royston drums
Support: Spirograph Studies (AUS)
Luke Howard piano
Fran Swinn guitar
Tamara Murphy bass
James McLean drums
This production is part of the following series:
The best International and Australian jazz performing in some of the city’s most iconic spaces.
Friday 2 June 2017 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 20 min (incl. interval)
A reserve $91 ($81 Concession)
B reserve $81 ($71 Concession)
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