For this special evening to benefit Roulette in our 40th year, legendary guitarist and composer Bill Frisell performs new work from his recently released album Music IS as well as classic compositions. This is Frisell’s only solo NYC performance since the album’s release. All proceeds from the concert go toward Roulette’s general operating.
Bill Frisell made his debut as a leader for ECM in 1983 with the similarly intimate In Line. The guitarist’s rich history with the label also includes multiple recordings by his iconic cooperative trio with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano, culminating in Time and Time Again in 2007. Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade.” Recognized as one of America’s 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in 2012.
“He is among this country’s most distinctive composers, crafting music that blends jazz, blues, country and pop, and, like the best of those traditions, is simultaneously accessible and subversive.” — Wall Street Journal
*ALL MEMBERS receive $10 off. | FREE ENTRY PASSES do not apply to this show.