Bill Frisell is one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music. The breadth of such performing and recording situations is a testament not only to his singular guitar conception, but his musical versatility as well. His career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade.”
Ikue Mori moved from her native city of Tokyo to New York in 1977. She started playing drums and soon formed the seminal NO WAVE band DNA, with fellow noise pioneers Arto Lindsay and Tim Wright. DNA enjoyed legendary cult status, while creating a new brand of radical rhythms and dissonant sounds; forever altering the face of rock music.
Jim Staley trombonist and composer utilizing the trombone in a unique manner, works with other highly experienced improvisors, including Sally Silvers, Pooh Kaye, Alison Salzinger, Zeena Parkins, Ikue Mori, Davey Williams, Shelley Hirsch, Fred Frith, John Zorn and others.