Monterey Jazz Festival Presents Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Sunset Center in Carmel
Jazz at Sunset: Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet
Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $80 (includes VIP reception) / $45 / $29
$80 VIP ticket includes:
- Exclusive, prime seat location
- VIP post-concert reception with the artists
- Light refreshments with wine and beer provided by Scheid Vineyards and North Coast Brewing Company
- CD autographed by Bill Frisell (limited quantities available)
All proceeds to benefit Monterey Jazz Festival’s youth Jazz Education Programs.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 7:30pm, guitarist Bill Frisell returns to the Monterey Peninsula for a performance of Big Sur at the Sunset Center. Commissioned by Monterey Jazz Festival and the Big Sur Land Trust in 2012, Frisell made the debut of The Music of Glen Deven Ranch last year at the 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival and subsequently recorded the suite as Big Sur for the Okeh label in March 2013.
Big Sur features an hour of original music—19 compositions that explicitly reference the coastal-mountain environment, which was composed in the spring of 2012 during Frisell’s residency at Glen Deven Ranch, the 860-acre property bequeathed to the Big Sur Land Trust.
The Santa Fe New Mexican wrote in their review of the album that “the suite is an amazing testament to how a place can coax so much from a musical genius. Frisell, confronted by the Big Sur environment, ‘filled up pages and pages,’ he said. ‘The music just kept coming.’”
Suite titles such as "A Good Spot," "Going to California," "A Beautiful View," "Big Sur," and "On the Lookout" evoke the remote and pastoral setting with musical blends of chamber jazz, country, classical, folk, and rock. “Big Sur is more than just a musical recording,” wrote DownBeat Magazine. “It’s a sonic novel—instrumental storytelling of the highest caliber delivered by an amazing storyteller.” “[Big Sur] is a work that somehow manages to evoke not just the part of the country which is its inspiration, but American music as a whole,” wrote All About Jazz.
Frisell will be joined by his original collaborating musicians in the 858 Quartet—both on the Festival debut and the recording—including violinist Jenny Scheinman, violist Eyvind Kang, cellist Hank Roberts, and drummer Rudy Royston.
Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival, tickets are available now at sunsetcenter.org or by calling (831) 620-2048. Admission to a special VIP reception is included in the purchase of all $80 tickets. The Sunset Center is located at San Carlos at Ninth Avenue in Carmel.
Stay at Inns of Monterey - The Victorian Inn
or Casa Munras Hotel & Spa - Starts at $129
Our Official Hotel Partner, Inns of Monterey, is offering a special hotel rate for patrons coming to Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Quintet performance on Wednesday, November 6! Stay at the Best Western Plus Victorian Inn, located at 487 Foam Street or Casa Munras Hotel & Spa, located at 700 Munras Avenue, starting at $129! Both hotels are just a few miles from the Sunset Center in Carmel.
Call the Victorian Inn at (800) 232-4141 or Casa Munras at (800) 222-2446 and use the code BILL FRISELL to book your room!
The Victorian Inn’s Monterey family suites offer a true home away from home, with full-sized living rooms, sleeper sofa, and a fully equipped kitchenette, perfect for a family vacation or weekend getaway on Monterey Bay. All stays include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese reception. This is a boutique-style hotel conveniently located in the heart of Cannery Row, near the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and is just minutes away from San Carlos beach, historic landmarks, world-class wineries, museums, and fun family activities.
(800) 232-4141 • www.victorianinn.com
Located in the heart of picturesque Old Town Monterey, the historic Casa Munras Hotel & Spa holds the distinction of being the first hotel in Monterey. True to its Spanish heritage, the hacienda-inspired design of this charming property embraces the California outdoors with relaxed, expansive grounds, creating a captivating environment for warm, welcoming accommodations. Casa Munras has a delicious culinary experience in a vibrant setting at Estéban Restaurant; relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments at the full-service SANO Spa; an ideal downtown location convenient to Monterey’s most popular attractions; complimentary Wi-Fi and an on-site 24-hour business center; free parking; a well-equipped fitness room, and a relaxing outdoor pool area.
(800) 222-2446 • www.hotelcasamunras.com