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The Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan duo play a diverse set at Winter Jazzfest / NEWSWHISTLE review

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To find refuge from the blustering winds of 2017's first snowstorm, one could escape into the electrifying world of the 13th Annual Winter Jazzfest, which boasted over 100 bands across 13 different stages over this past weekend. The Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan Duo performed on Saturday night at the New School Tishman Auditorium.

Guitarist Bill Frisell - an innovator on every style from bebop to Americana to surf rock - wove an intricate web of sound along with young bassist Thomas Morgan, who got his first ECM session with another revered guitarist: John Abercrombie. Frisell led energetic Morgan through a diverse labyrinth of sound, which included everything from a meditative improvisation constructed by outrè loops and effects, to variations on Kristofferson and Foster's "Me and Bobby McGee." The dynamic duo built off each other's ideas, creating a unique vibe which was accessible yet ethereal.

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Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan Duo

 

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Once both sets had completed, the gentleman to my left remarked, "Nothing can top that tonight."  My friend to the right was so astonished, he couldn't even utter "wow."