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Bill Frisell Quintet presents - 'Woody Guthrie's Better World' / Kansas City Star

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The songs of Woody Guthrie were transformed at the Kancas City JCC on Friday March 6th compliments of the Bill Frisell Quintet. If rearranging Guthrie isnt' enough, the group also interprets other songwritersthat Woody inspired. Tthe 95-minute performance was entirely brilliant.

Flanked by cellist Hank Roberts and violinists Eyvind Kang and Jenny Scheinman on his right and drummer Rudy Royston to his left, Frisell opened the concert with a jarring examination of Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." With the five musicians playing in disparate directions, Frisell may have been making a statement about the current political and social climate.

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