PCA Jazz Series
January 15, 2011
The PCA presents The Cello/Piano Project with Eugene Friesen with Tim Ray.
Musical passion, sweeping melody and rocking rhythm mark the one-of-a-kind evenings of The Cello/Piano Project. Contemporary jazz, Brazilian classics and American folk tunes are the soil from which this duo’s joyful interplay blooms, and chamber music is changed forever. As featured players with the likes of Paul Winter, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt and others, both Friesen and Ray have cultivated unique styles of accompanying and soloing. At their duo concerts, audiences are treated to the full range of their remarkable abilities in living color. Playing music by Jobim, Miles Davis, Egberto Gismonti, and Thelonius Monk as well as innovative compositions by both Friesen and Ray, The Cello/Piano Project traces a wide-ranging musical gamut in a program which is simultaneously imaginative, immediate and original.