One of our favorite musicians and human beings, the uncategorizable Bill Frisell, stops at Jaqua Concert Hall on tour with Thomas Morgan in support of their extraordinary 2017 duo recording Small Town.
Over the past six years, and now with Small Town, John Kelman opined in AllAboutJazz in January 2017, "Frisell proves that it's possible to bring together original music, country music, jazz standards and more in an unfettered duet setting. At the end of the day, categories matter not; genres matter not; sources matter not. Great music is where you find it and, in the hands of two players as liberated as Frisell and Morgan, anything from a rock and roll tune to a film score's title song...can come together in a program that feels not just cohesive; it feels as though these eight songs were made to be played together. And whether Small Town's sequencing mirrors the order of the performance or not also matters not; either way, every one of these seemingly disparate musical pieces are, in the hands of Frisell and Morgan, completely of a kind."