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Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuária
Mon, 02/21/11 (1895 days ago)  
From: 08:00 PM To: 09:00 PM  
Location: An die Musik Live

Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuária
present a very special concert
to promote the release of their CD together, "Lagrimas Mexicanas"


"Bill Frisell is the Clark Kent of the electric guitar. Soft-spoken and self-effacing in conversation, he apparently breathes in lungfuls of raw fire when he straps on his (guitar)...His music is not what is typically called jazz, though it turns on improvisation; it's not rock'n roll; and it sure ain't that tired dinosaur called fusion. In one of the biggest leaps of imagination since the Yardbirds and Jimi Hendrix, Frisell coaxes and slams his hovering split-toned ax into shapes of things to come...But besides being a guitar genius, he's turned into a terrific songwriter. Like Monk, Frisell's harmonic and melodic ideas form a succinct, seamless mesh with outer sonic and rhythmic ideas about his ax." - Spin Vinicius Cantuária was born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, living there until he was seven, when his family moved to Rio. As singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, his career connects several zones of Brazilian music. And though his music is known for its decidedly twenty-first century feel, Cantuária’s band might best be described as ‘post-electronica acoustic’ – a band that includes jazz bassist Paul Socolow, Michael Leonhart (the young Steely Dan trumpeter) and a rotating crew of Brazilian percussionists Nanny Assis, Mauro Refosco and legendary drummer Paulo Braga. Their repertoire typically includes songs by Jobim and Gilberto Gil, as well as Cantuária’s own fund of songs. Cantuária’s albums, always critics’ favorites, have featured collaborations with some of the starrier names in left-field commercial music: Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Bill Frisell, and Arto Lindsay. “ Vinicius Cantuaria is eloquently redefining the sound of Brazil.” – Mojo

Listen to three tracks from the CD at

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Note that this concert will held on two dates in two different venues:
Sunday, Feb. 20, 6 pm
at MICA Brown Center Falvey Hall
Tickets: $33 general; $10 student with valid ID

Monday, Feb. 21, 8 pm & 9:30 pm
at An die Musik Live!
Tickets: $33 general admission

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