07 – 07 / 2019
Bill Frisell is one of those musicians who immediately recognize themselves by listening to the style and the unmistakable timbre of his instrument. During an over forty years artistic career, studded with records (the first album in his name, “Inline”, is in 1982, the most recent, “Music IS”, was released last March) and prestigious awards, the American guitarist (born in Baltimore in 1951) went through genres and styles working with the most diverse musicians, such as Paul Motian, John Zorn, Jan Garbarek, Marc Johnson, Julius Hemphill, Paul Bley, John Scofield, Wayne Horvitz, Gavin Bryars, Suzanne Vega, Vinicius Cantuaria, Marianne Faithful, Elvis Costello, David Sylvian, among others. But it is with its leader activity that has obtained the highest acclaim, establishing itself as one of the most sought-after artists of the stringed instrument of the contemporary music scene thanks to a skillful fusion of rock, country, jazz and blues, according to a recipe of which he is a refined and original interpreter.
Bill Frisell arrives in Alghero on July 7th to close this second edition of JazzAlguer in a trio with Thomas Morgan and Rudy Royston. Bass player among the most sought after on the international scene, the first has played in over ninety recordings and around the world as a member of groups led by Jakob Bro, Jim Black, Dan Weiss, Craig Taborn, Paul Motian, John Abercrombie, Dave Binney, Steve Coleman, Tomasz Stanko and Bill Frisell himself, among others.
A native of Fort Worth and raised in Denver, drummer Rudy Royston quickly entered the New York music scene playing with internationally renowned musicians such as Javon Jackson, Les McCann, David Gilmore, Ben Allison, Jason Moran, Jeremy Pelt, Greg Osby, Ravi Coltrane, Don Byron, Stanley Cowell, Tom Harrell, John Ellis, John Patitucci, Dave Douglas, Branford Marsalis, to name a few. A lover of all musical genres, Rudy Royston continues to expand his horizons as he gains growing recognition in the jazz world.