The Bad Plus Bill Frisell

Sunday, October 08, 2017

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7:00 PM
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Wexner Center for the Arts
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Sarah Swinford
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This special collaboration brings together jazz luminaries Bill Frisell and The Bad Plus—and Columbus is one of only four cities where it will take place.

As aspiring young musicians in the 1980s, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer Dave King—later to become The Bad Plus—would regularly soak up live concerts by the latest jazz innovators on the scene at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. A featured artist they heard there often, Bill Frisell was already forging a fresh and evocative approach to both composition and the guitar that would dazzle these future stars with its dynamic interplay and melodic grace.

The music Frisell performed in that decade of 1985–95, featured on such classic albums as Lookout for Hope (1987, ECM), Is That You?(1990, Nonesuch), and Have a Little Faith (1992, Nonesuch), serves as the inspiration for this joint effort, a major highlight of our jazz season. Both Frisell and The Bad Plus have separately sold out shows here at the Wex, so don’t delay in purchasing your ticket to see them join forces at Lincoln Theatre.

Ensemble Name
The Bad Plus Bill Frisell
Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson, David King, Bill Frisell

Selection of compositions by The Bad Plus and Bill Frisell.

Lincoln Theater
769 East Long St
Columbus, OH