Live at the Village warmly welcome another New Yorker, Joe Fiedler, who is teaming up with an all star Aussie band for our next show on August 31st. Co-presented with the Blue Mountains Theatre, Joe will be joined by Phillip Johnston, James Greening, Nic Cicire and Lloyd Swanton, at Springwood. Tickets now on sale.
THE SHOW IS SOLD OUT If you have a ticket that you are unable to use, please contact the theatre box office on 4723 5050 because there is a waiting list.
“Plays guitar like Miles Davis plays trumpet” – The New Yorker
Frisell will be joined by bass player Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Dave Binney Quartet) and drummer Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, The Mingus Big Band), and the program will include highlights from his latest releases Small Town (Sony Music Masterworks) – recorded live at the hallowed New York City jazz club The Village Vanguard, and Music IS (ECM), featuring brand new compositions – Change in the Air, Thankful, What Do You Want, Miss You and Go Happy Lucky – alongside adaptations of now classic original compositions he had previously recorded on his first two ECM albums.
A musical chameleon and shining light of Americana, New York-based Frisell has collaborated with pop icons such as Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Sting & Brian Eno along with jazz luminaries John Scofield, Ron Carter, Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden, combining sonic mastery with jazz, country, folk, rock, blues, pop, avant-garde, and more, whilst always maintaining a uniquely identifiable sound.
Bill Frisell clips on YouTube
‘Small Town’ excerpts – https://youtu.be/D4YUtIKatJo
‘Change in the air’ – https://youtu.be/w1AHd4hxzH0
‘Thankful’ – https://youtu.be/ULzna5gcUHo
‘Rambler’ – https://youtu.be/5nP9PjRJvlc
An extract of the review of our Julien Wilson concert
Wilson’s importance in the pantheon of Australian music continues to grow. This is not just due to his stature as an improvising saxophonist or a composer (although either would be reason enough). It’s partly due to his keen sense of being heir to such Australian pioneers as Mark Simmonds, Bernie McGann and Allan Browne. It is also due to his Browne-like idiomatic openness, so the playground is the whole gamut of jazz, from its earliest New Orleans roots to the golden tenor saxophone era of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster;
Read John Shand’s full review here
Read about Julien’s last visit to Springwood for Live at the Village in 2014 – a stunning review by John Shand in the Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/julien-wilson-quartet-beats-different-path-20140615-zs8cz.html
A big welcome back to one of the greats of Australian jazz Mike Nock with his stunning trio. Tickets here http://bluemountainstheatreandhub.com.au/event/sunday-sessions-present-mike-nock-trio/
SUNDAY SESSIONS at the Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
Sunday arvo shows presented by Live at the Village & Blue Mountains Theatre
TICKETS http://bluemountainstheatreandhub.com.au/box-office/ $36 / $32 con. A very warm welcome back to The catholics for a Live at the Village concert. We are in for some very sunny jazz, with nods to reggae, Latin and eastern influences. Music that gets the feet tapping, with wonderful ensemble playing and some very entertaining solos from musicians at the top of their game.
Joining bassist Lloyd Swanton are the legendary Sandy Evans, saxophone and James Greening on trombone, South American born Fabian Hevia playing a wide variety of percussion, Jonathan Pease whose electric guitar at times wouldn’t be lost on Santana fans, Nic Cecire will be nailing the groove on drums while Gary Daley‘s accordion brings some great textures to the band’s sound.
DON’T MISS OUT!
Live at the Village is very grateful for the invaluable support that we receive from the Springwood Neighbourhgood Centre.
Close your eyes and this church hall was a New York jazz club back when cigarette smoke fogged the air and no one cared. Lacing the music was a slight edge of danger: of risk-taking with flying tempos… Read on http://www.johnshand.com.au/joe-farnsworth-prime-time-quartet/
Photo by Peter Karp