The Wex brings jazz supergroup to the Lincoln
The story goes, as high school kids back in the 1980s and '90s, the musicians who would later form postmodern jazz trio the Bad Plus (bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, drummer Dave King) would watch guitarist Bill Frisell perform at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Now, the Bad Plus will perform material from Frisell's first decade of releases, including Lookout for Hope, Is that You? and Have a Little Faith, with sonic innovator and guitar virtuoso Frisell himself onstage, helping to reinterpret his classic catalog alongside his onetime pupils. It's a match made in jazz-head heaven.
Frisell and the Bad Plus have separately sold out shows at the Wexner Center previously, and this live collaboration is only happening in four cities. The Lincoln Theatre will play host to the Wexner Center concert, and then, two days later, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, the Wex will screen the new documentary “Bill Frisell, A Portrait.” (Don't miss it)