A new, exciting video from Artist Productions!! Join Bill as he paints a figure en plein air. From start to finish he demonstrates the art in the effects of outdoor light, his unique pastel style, pastel color choices, the importance of drawing, and more. Then go back to the studio with Bill for a second DVD full of Special Bonus Materials.
A new exciting video from Artist Productions!! Join Bill as he paints a figure en plein air. From start to finish he demonstrates the art in the effects of outdoor light his unique pastel style pastel color choices the importance of drawing and more. Then go back to the studio with Bill for a second DVD full of Special Bonus Materials. To be witness to Bill painting is to understand why he was placed here on earth. It is when he is painting that he finds his greatest joy. In the meticulous and honest evaluation of all that surrounds him Bill is humbled by his attempt to grasp the truth of what he sees.
Lagrimas Mexicana is a completely unique collection of songs that draws heavily from traditional Latin and Brazilian rhythms, and weds them to 21st century jazz improvisation and sonic effects in a luxuriant braid of colors, textures, styles, and languages. Having known one another for 25 years, Brazilian guitarist, songwriter, and percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria and American guitarist Bill Frisell have occasionally played on one another's albums. Lagrimas Mexicana is an ambitious yet utterly accessible album that would have been just as at home on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. It is at once warm, sexy, and visionary. It presents two different yet very complementary artists in a collaboration that borders on brilliant.
This relatively early set from Bill Frisell is a fine showcase for the utterly unique guitarist. Frisell has the ability to play nearly any extroverted style of music and his humor (check out the date's "Music I Heard") is rarely far below the surface. This particular quintet (with trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, tuba player Bob Stewart, electric bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Paul Motian) is not exactly short of original personalities and their outing (featuring seven Frisell compositions) is one of the most lively of all the ones in the ECM catalog.