PDX Jazz Events

Friday January 30, 2015

Bill Frisell: “Guitar In The Space Age!”

7:00 pm | Location: Aladdin Theater | $35

“The album is immensely listenable in that peculiar hybrid genre of
jazz/instrumental pop/cocktail/surf/rock, satisfying on the surface level,
fascinating for the sonic variations…” - Rolling Stone

Just when you think you’ve got guitarist-composer Bill Frisell all figured out, confident in your expectations, this American original shakes things up with an unexpected glimpse into those layers of consciousness which inform his rootsy, inclusive, oh so personal style of musical outreach.

With his new album, GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!, Frisell goes back to the music that first sparked his imagination. “There’s something about being the age I’m at now,” reflects this iconic guitar hero. “I turned 63 this past spring, and after playing for more than 50 years, it just feels right to once again play some of the music which shaped my consciousness during my formative years, even to play some of it for the first time…and maybe get it right. GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE! isn’t really an exercise in nostalgia, but about a re-commitment to keep learning, to firm up the foundation.