Last night I went to a great venue in Norfolk, Connecticut called Infinity Hall to see one guitarist that I have yet to see live.
Bill Frisell. He was just coming off of his annual two week stand with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano at the Village Vanguard. Bill’s trio included Rudy Royston on Drums and Eyvind Kang on Viola. Despite the unusual instrumentation,
the music seemed to work in this situation.
The preshow music right before the trio came on was a collection of bird calls from nature. As they came on the music developed in a free nature with them playing along with the birds before going into more solid time. Both sets were really great with the standouts being “Misterioso” by Monk and a great take on “Blue Yodel” by Hank Williams.
Bill solo playing “Shenendoah”
Two Masters. Jim Hall and Bill Frisell.