Bill Frisell

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Bill Frisell: the most unlikely of guitar heroes

There is a famous story about the great Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart, who died in 2016. A modest man whose deadpan sense of humour was as sharp (...)

“Music isn’t all flowers and candy,” says Matt Wilson, “it has to have some edge to it.” In support of that conclusion, Honey and Salt is the US drumm(...)

This live duo recording, made at the Village Vanguard in March last year, begins with a mysterious, attenuated version of Paul Motian’s seminal compos(...)

Guitarist Jakob Bro’s glowing, delay-drenched guitar sound is clearly descended from that of the great Bill Frisell, but the 38-year-old Dane is gradu(...)

In his perceptive sleeve note, New York jazz broadcaster Ben Young uses the phrase “jellyfish motion” to describe the elliptical, elongated grooves o(...)

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd’s groundbreaking groups in the 1960s brought post-Coltrane improv to rock audiences, but behind the catchy tunes and dancea(...)

In keeping with the spirit of the times, Lucinda Williams’s new double-album of crafted, mostly saturnine Americana is weighed down with woe. De(...)

Composer/arranger Mike Gibbs and guitarist Bill Frisell have been listening to one another since they met at Berklee in the mid-1970s. (Gibbs was c(...)

Jakob Bro: Gefion | Album Review
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  • February 27, 2015, 11:00

Much is made of the difference between European and American jazz, but the most interesting players are often those with a foot on each shore – Kei(...)

Italian pianist Stefano Bollani is a cheerful soul, on record and in person. For his latest release, recorded in New York last summer, he has recruite(...)

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