Terese De Avila featuring Julian Lage, Gyan Riley and Bill Frisell
AiR John Zorn
It's a big event when Moldejazz presents John Zorn's Nove Cantici as the opening concert at the 2022 festival!
Bill Frisell has an indisputable legendary status and is well known to the Moldejazz audience with several concerts since "A Molde Concert" (ECM release) in 1981. Julian Lage is considered by many to be the new "jazz hope" on the guitar side. He had a brilliant concert with his trio during Storyville's Jazzfest In 2018. Gyan Riley, on the other hand, is just as much an "up and coming" name among classically trained guitarists.
The music they will perform is taken from Zorn's 2019 release “Nove Cantici Per Francesco d’Assisi” (Tzadik). On this release, the composer Zorn shows himself from a completely different side than the avant-garde jazz most people associate him with. The music has a sacred feel and goes in the direction of Spanish people and flamenco. According to a review in All About Jazz, Zorn's compositions are picturesque and evoke images of idyllic villages and snow-capped mountain peaks while portraying human destinies in longing and pain. All About jazz concludes that Zorn's "extra-jazz" compositions also maintain a very high level. The combination of the three virtuoso guitarists and the beautiful music makes this a concert that embraces a very wide range. And, as both the theme and the music clearly invite, this must be a church concert! The opening concert in 2022 thus gets an exciting twist and will be held in Molde Cathedral on Monday 18 July at 18.00! Join us for this event!
Bill Frisell - guitar, Julian Lage - guitar, Gyan Riley - guitar