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As promised, he’s found ways to arrange his tunes that will confound expectations, ****Four Stars – DOWNBEAT
Los Angeles based guitarist and composer Anthony Wilson has confirmed a run of concert dates in support of his tenth studio album Frogtown, out April 15. The series includes stops in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, and more. See below for complete dates.
Featuring twelve originals—including a co-write with Grammy winner Dan Wilson—plus an arrangement of traditional Italian tune “Occhi di Bambola,” the album’s songs revisit Wilson’s roots as a musician. While unmistakably centered on his signature jazz style Wilson’s new songs shine a light on other formative influences such as Ry Cooder, Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, and others.
Recorded from Summer 2014 through early 2015 Frogtown was produced by Mike Elizondo (Gary Clark Jr., Fiona Apple, Eminem) and reflects the expanse of Wilson’s multilayered creative wayfaring—through regions of thought, genre and style. Wilson performs all guitar and vocals on the album while backed by Elizondo on bass, violinist Petra Haden, pianist Patrick Warren, as well as Jim Keltner (John Lennon, Ry Cooder, Traveling Wilburys) and Matt Chamberlain (Soundgarden, Brad Mehldau) on drums. Legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd performs on the Dan Wilson co-write “Your Footprints.”
Anthony Wilson Tour Dates:
4/29 + 4/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Blue Whale
5/5 – New York, NY – The Django with Levon Henry
5/14 – San Diego, CA – Athenaeum Art Center
5/22 – Pasadena, CA – Bacchus’ Kitchen
6/13 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
6/16 – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz Center
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