Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan Duo + guest appearance by Gard Nilssen
On 1 May this year, Frisell and Morgan had a new record ready on ECM. We are truly proud to host the albums festival-premiere on the final day of this years Moldejazz, 20 July.
With inherent passion and power few others can match, the duo Frisell & Morgan are premiering their new record at Moldejazz. With a guest appearance from our AiR, Gard Nilssen, this is definitely something you shouldn't miss.
This will be a celebration of the label ECM, which Moldejazz has collaborated with for years. Among other things, the founder and the label himself, Manred Eicher, visited us at the 40-years celebration of the label. In May 2019 the duo finished a new record on ECM and Moldejazz is proud to host its festival premiere on 20 July!
Two years ago the duo Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan released the live-record Small Town on ECM, the renowned German label soon to be 50 years in business. Frisell has a rich history of releases on the label with has collaborated closely with many Norwegian jazz musicians and who've frequently used the services of sound-magician, Jan Erik Kongshaug, at Rainbow Studios in Oslo.
Small Town – recorded at Village Vanguard in New York – has received wonderful reviews and the record's been described as “sweet delicately vibrating guitar tremolo over bone dry bass. Two expressive instruments playing plays exactly what is needed to fill a susceptive Village Vanguard. It is sentimental, beautiful and toned down, but with an inherent passion and power, few other musicians can match. A musical nakedness and intimacy, which the two handle magnificently.”
Frisell is one of the musical paragons of Gard Nilssen, this years Artist in Residence. Nilssen will be playing the drums towards the end of the concert with Frisell and Morgan – a very special experience both for Gard and for those who find their way to Teatret Vårt this evening.
Bill Frisell – guitar / Thomas Morgan – bass. Guest appearance: Gard Nilssen - drums.