Concerts & Events

Friday, April 5, 2019  ·  8:00 PM

Bill Frisell's Harmony

featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Bill Frisell's prolific career as guitarist, composer, and arranger demonstrates extraordinary range and depth, with work rooted in jazz but incorporating elements of blues and other popular American music traditions. Immediately recognizable for his unique sound, he has transformed the modern guitar landscape, steadily expanding his sonic purview and claiming an ever greater range of musical traditions, media, and repertoire. From Charles Ives and Aaron Copland to Buster Keaton and Bob Dylan, from Sonny Rollins and American Songbook ballads to country blues and Nashville twang, Frisell distills the essence of the American experience.

Harmony is Bill Frisell's relatively new exploration of the Great American Songbook, with longtime collaborator Petra Haden singing as he plays guitar alongside a cellist (Hank Roberts) and second guitarist (Luke Bergman). "This reverent junction of American folksong, jazz, and new music polyphony truly did feel like a form of sacred music…" - No Depression