Saturday, 26 August 2017

Uri Caine and Bill Frisell at Howard Assembly Room Leeds

Uri Caine
Bill Frisell 
Classical and jazz pianist Uri Caine returns to his seminal recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations Thus 2 Nov

Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Uri Caine uses classical music as a ‘springboard for improvisation’.  His collaborations extend from the Beaux Arts Trio to John Zorn and from the Woody Herman Band to the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. In this rare UK solo concert, he returns to some of the seminal recordings he made of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, as well as reimaginings of pieces by Mozart and Mahler, mixed up with jazz standards and his own original compositions.
In the course of a single piece….Caine's playing is alternately delicate and reflective, then vivid; vibrant; careening though never chaotic. — BBC Music Magazine

Master guitarist Bill Frisell appears with his very own all-star string quartet in the north of England for the first time. Sat 4 November

Music for Strings features violinist Jenny Scheinman, violist Eyvind Kang and cellist Hank Roberts. 
They take music from Electricity, Frisell's new collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison; pieces from their Woody Guthrie project and Frisell’s albums Big Sur, Richter 858, Unspeakable and History, Mystery. The evening also includes music inspired by Allen Ginsberg's Kaddish and Hunter S. Thompson's Kentucky Derby.

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