"Anyone who attended the Lucinda Williams concert Thursday at Woodland Park Zoo saw not only one of Lucinda’s best local shows in years, but also the free “bonus” of guitarist Bill Frisell joining Williams’ band all night."
As a string quartet, one of our great loves is the act of commissioning and performing new music, and this is where the Brooklyn Rider Almanac got started. We've already commissioned fifteen new works from a diverse list of musicians, all of whom operate mostly outside of the classical music world. We asked each composer to name a personally influential artistic figure active within the last 50 years, and incorporate the spirit of that influence into the piece. Every time a composer came back to us with their source of inspiration, our excitement mounted. We started to realize that there was a much deeper story to tell...
The Littlest Prisoner, the latest from critically-hailed singer, violinist, composer and arranger Jenny Scheinman, will be released May 6 on Sony Masterworks.
Her eighth studio album, The Littlest Prisoner follows Scheinman’s 2012 release Mischief & Mayhem, which All About Jazz called “a near-flawless package of musical craftsmanship.” Scheinman, whom The New York Times has called “full of playful ideas” and “a soulful, generous improviser,” will play several upcoming dates with Ani DiFranco.
Click HERE to see the 7-minute video including rare interview footage of Bill's friends and fellow musicians. Emma Franz launched a fundraising campaign with IndieGoGo to help fund the finishing touches of the documentary. She looking to raise $32k to help with expenses. You might have seen her video taping at live shows across the US and Europe.