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Bill Frisell

Rank #2 US Seattle, WA Jazz / Americana / Other


Sounds Like: Brad Mehldau, Bad Plus, Jim Hall, Paul Motian, McCoy Tyner

Label: Sony Masterworks

Manager: Songline / Tone Field Productions, Songline / Tone Field Productions

Bio: “It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays ... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: RT @girlonfyre: Watched #TheGreatFlood with a live scored performed by @BillFrisell and band tonight. Unlike any experience I've ever had. …


"The electric guitar sound of the decade - oozing, cloudy enveloping - belongs to jazz renegade Bill Frisell…Like the best artists in any field, Frisell is not a slave to his tools; he's the creator who gives them new validity...His guitar sound is unmistakable - billowing, breathlike, multi-hued, immense at times, almost palpable. Frisell's music is accessible and avant-garde, a lyrical victory of man over machine, of personality over mechanics, of message over mathematics."
—  Minneapolis Star Tribune
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  • Tue

    Jul 29

    Seattle, WA, US | 6:30pm

    Seattle, WA, US
    Tue Jul 29 6:30pm


    Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuaria

  • Wed

    Jul 30

    Seattle, WA, US | 6:30pm

    Seattle, WA, US
    Wed Jul 30 6:30pm


    Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuaria

  • Thu

    Oct 30

    Ghent, BE | 4:15pm

    Ghent, BE
    Thu Oct 30 4:15pm


    Bill Frisell: Guitar in the Space Age ArtiestBill Frisell: Guitar in the Space AgeTagsjazzDatumdo 30/10/2014OrganisatieHandelsbeurs ConcertzaalLocatieconcertzaalUur20:15 Bill Frisell: guitar in the space ageBill Frisell is vermoedelijk de meest herkenbare jazzgitarist van de planeet. Hij werkt onvermoeibaar aan een eigen stijl die zowel tussen avant-garde experimenten als rootsmuziek opvalt. Met zijn nieuwe project Guitar In The Space Age verkent hij de populaire instrumentale muziek uit de naoorlogse periode. Verwacht een concert dat zoveel meer wordt dan een avondje nostalgie.In de jaren 80 stond Frisell vooral bekend als een experimentalist aan de zijde van John Zorn. Daarna keerde hij steeds vaker terug naar zijn wortels: bluegrass en country. Ook was hij te horen aan de zijde van popartiesten. In 2011 leidde dit tot All We Are Saying, met interpretaties van songs van John Lennon.Uit die sessie komen ook de muzikanten die hij nu op sleeptouw neemt. Deze keer neemt hij muziek onder de loep die gemaakt werd rond de tijd dat zijn favoriete gitaar de Fender Telecaster op de markt kwam. Tussen de referenties hoor je Chet Atkins, Charlie Christian, Link Wray, Duane Eddy en Dick Dale. Maar Frisell heeft ongetwijfeld het laatste woord.Bill Frisell (gitaar), Greg Leisz (mandoline, pedal steel gitaar), Tony Scherr (bas), Kenny Wollesen (drums)>> website - facebookDit concert maakt deel uit van het abonnement 'Jazz'.

  • 2015

    Jan 16

    Long Island City, NY, US | 2:00pm

    Long Island City, NY, US
    Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:00pm


    Bill Frisell: When You Wish Upon A Star

  • 2015

    Mar 5

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 7:30pm

    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:30pm
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  • J J Anton (Artist) J J Anton
    I love your guitar work! I'm new here at Reverbnation, joined up about 2 weeks ago. I saw a post from one of my facebook friends, about your recent show at the Dakota Jazz...
  • Tim Cheatle (Artist) Tim Cheatle
    Hiya Bill! I saw you performing "The Great Flood" in London.Awesome gig!
  • Mike de Sousa (Artist) Mike de Sousa
    Hi Bill, I very much enjoyed listening to your work. "Heal" is haunting and beautiful. Thanks! Mike
    Awesome Music!! Ramona Mark
  • Steve Parisien (Artist) Steve Parisien
    Beautifully done Bill. Have been a fan of yours for a long time. Just keep doing what your doing.
    Hey Bill, Show Me is awesome :) Stay tuned in 2014 - and help Producer, Singer/Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist WR to be heard. The debut single will be released thi...
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