Go West – Frisell plays Keaton with Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen

OLG After Dark Series

Bill Frisell Buster Keaton

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Wednesday June 25, 10:30pm

Laurier Avenue Canadian Music Stage



Bill Frisell - guitar
Greg Leisz - guitar
Tony Scherr - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums

A long-time favourite at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, Bill Frisell is back with two exciting projects – one in the Studio and one in the OLG After Dark Series. Go West is Frisell at his whimsical and musical best. Along with long time collaborators Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wooleson, the band are performing live action accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s bleak and pathos-ridden Go West. Frisell says: “the music was really generated by what was going on onscreen, even to the point of almost sound-effects – what the drums were doing in particular….the better we learned it, the better we got. We did a whole tour in Europe where we played it every night, and then it was like the film became another member of the band…” Come and enjoy this uniquely sublime marriage of two genres in a rare celebration of musical and film genius.