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Jenny Scheinman And Bill Frisell Live From Newport

Violinist Jenny Scheinman and guitarist Bill Frisell perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.
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Violinist Jenny Scheinman and guitarist Bill Frisell perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Jenny Scheinman & Bill Frisell, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

August 5, 2012The two long-time bandmates have both developed reputations for flexibility — for being able to collaborate with anyone. Their violin-and-guitar duo performance finds them alone together on stage, thinking on their feet.

The violinist Jenny Scheinman and guitarist Bill Frisell have both developed reputations for flexibility — for being able to collaborate with any musicians from country rockers to straight-ahead swing barons. Appropriately, they've been working together in bands for quite a long time now, including in Frisell's John Lennon tribute earlier in the festival. This duo performance features the two alone together, working out stripped-down versions of Scheinman's fiddle tunes.

Set List

  • "Einsamaller"
  • "Sidiki / Jara Bi"
  • "Django's Castle"
  • "Rag"
  • "Thirteen Days"
  • "July 10th in 3/4"
  • "413"
  • "Little Calypso"
  • "Sleeping in the Aquifer"
  • "That's Delight"
Personnel
  • Jenny Scheinman, violin
  • Bill Frisell, guitar

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About The Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival, was founded by jazz pianist George Wein in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of its kind devoted entirely to jazz, and is now universally acknowledged as the grandfather of all jazz festivals. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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