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Bill Frisell: Up & Down The Mississippi

Traveling Highway 61

The famed Highway 61 travels alongside the Mississippi River, from the birthplace of jazz in New Orleans to the birthplace of guitarist Bill Frisell’s Swedish-American father in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Frisell, along with pianist Craig Taborn, trumpeter Ron Miles, saxophonist Greg Osby, and drummer Kenny Wollesen, embarks on a musical journey along the revered route, which Bob Dylan famously immortalized in 1965. They will revisit the Dixieland jazz of Davenport, Iowa native Bix Beiderbecke, the respective soul music and rock sound of Memphis-based Stax Records and Sun Records, and the Delta Blues of Mississippi. Join us for a profoundly historic sojourn realized by Frisell through this unique embodiment of the American musical landscape.

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