Although Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuária have played together in various configurations for more than two decades, their new album, Lágrimas Mexicanas, is their first one-on-one collaboration. And it's a beaut, a sophisticated, finely textured summit of Frisell's eclectic, experimental guitar work and Cantuária's contemporary bossa nova sorties spiced with additional Latin roots. Acoustic guitarist Cantuária lives in Brooklyn but sings with the sultry melodic intrigue of his native Brazil. Frisell, the idiosyncratic guitar visionary steeped in a wide array of Americana roots and jazz, creates a complementary tapestry of conspiratorial pulses, tones, loops, and rhythms that give the material sublime and unique dimension.
Tue., Feb. 22, 7 p.m., 2011