Jazz guitar great Bill Frisell continues his summer-long US tour tonight when he plays the first of four concerts in Seattle. Frisell returns to Carnegie Hall in November with his new composition, The Great Flood
The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was an epic disaster, wreaking horrible havoc on an entire region of our country and displacing thousands, including scores of Delta blues performers who took their music north to cities like Chicago. Performed in Zankel Hall on November 4, The Great Flood is an evening-long suite accompanied by Bill Morrison's film that tells the story of these musicians and how their migration transformed American music forever.
Here, both men discuss the early stages of the project.
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