Today marks the world premiere of jazz great Bill Frisell's The Great Flood during the ELLNORA guitar festival at the University of Illinois' Krannert Center for the Performing
Arts in Urbana. This evening-long suite receives its New York premiere in Zankel Hall on November 4.
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. The Great Flood is accompanied by Bill Morrison's film that tells the story of these musicians and how their migration transformed American music forever.
Promotional video for Bill Frisell and Bill Morrison's The Great Flood.
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