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jazz guitarist BILL FRISELL @ 3rd Jazz & World FETE – online concert
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020
Widely recognized as one of America’s most vital and productive performing artists, Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated recordings. His catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade” and he’s been chosen as Guitarist of the Year on a gazillion critics’ lists. For his Shelter In Place session, recorded at his gloriously cluttered Brooklyn office, Frisell artfully strings together originals and covers: high concept pieces in a humble package. Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists, Meet the Composer among others. In 2016, he was a beneficiary of the first FreshGrass Composition commission to preserve and support innovative grassroots music. Upon San Francisco Jazz opening their doors in 2013, he served as one of their Resident Artistic Directors. Bill is also the subject of a new documentary film by director Emma Franz, entitled Bill Frisell: A Portrait, which examines his creative process in depth. Frisell’s latest album for OKeh/Sony is titled, Music IS, an album that “beautifully encapsulates Frisell’s depth and range in all its meditative glory,” writes the Chicago Reader.
“Long hailed as one of the most distinctive and original improvising guitarists of our time, he has also earned a reputation for teasing out thematic connections with his music… There’s a reason that Jazz at Lincoln Center had him program a series called Roots of Americana.” — New York Times
Irish Times — Bill Frisell: The ‘favourite guitarist of many people who agree on little else’
Saturday, February 9, 2019