One marvels at Bill Frisell’s improvisations, which can be both surprising and songful.
Sonny Landreth tours with an electric rhythm section, but Tuesday night found him in a quieter duo with Austin, TX steel guitarist and former Asleep at the Wheel member, the wonderfully-named Cindy Cashdollar.
Jazz Guitarist Eric Hofbauer likes to deconstruct tunes and scramble them with free-associative juxtaposition.
When the musical whirlwind came to an end the crowd responded with a standing ovation, an enthusiastic testament to the power of this sweat-soaked night of edgy jazz guitar.
There was nothing in the program about the pieces he and his fellow musicians would be playing, but no one seemed to care. Most already knew the music from Paco de Lucía’s recordings. They were coming to hear him live, and there was not an empty seat to be seen in the Boston Opera House.
By Bill Marx Steamboat Bill Jr. is my personal favorite among Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedies, and the image (above) of Buster holding an upturned umbrella (this is a publicity still—in the movie he wields the useless brolly during a rampaging storm) is one of the movie’s greatest sight gags, an indelible image of the […]