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Bill Frisell


Born in Baltimore, Bill Frisell played clarinet throughout his childhood in Denver, Colorado. His interest in guitar began with his exposure to pop music on the radio. Soon, the Chicago Blues became a passion through the work of Otis Rush, B.B. King, Paul Butterfield and Buddy Guy. In high school, he played in bands covering pop and soul classics, James Brown and other dance material. Later, Bill studied music at the University of Northern Colorado before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied with John Damian, Herb Pomeroy and Michael Gibbs. In 1978, Frisell moved for a year to Belgium where he concentrated on writing music


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More Jazz From 2022

Read "More Jazz From 2022" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The year 2022 produced a bumper crop of worthwhile jazz recordings, so many it was impossible to give all of them their due in a timely fashion. Here are belated appreciations of six titles that deserve praise. Doug Wamble Blues In The Present Tense Halcyonic Records 2022 ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Billy Mohler, Bill Frisell, Jeong Lim Yang, Ken Stubbs & More New Releases

Read "Billy Mohler, Bill Frisell, Jeong Lim Yang, Ken Stubbs & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Bands of improvisational genius, two takes on early Bill Frisell compositions, an album revisiting the legacy of First House, two productions by the David Breskin / Ron St. Germain dream team, and much more in this edition of Mondo Jazz. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng ...


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Favorite Jazz of 2022

Read "Favorite Jazz of 2022" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show looks back at 2022 by playing my favorite jazz recordings of the past year. Musicians featured include Nate Wooley (with his group Columbia Icefield), Hedvig Mollestad, Tyshawn Sorey, Wayne Shorter, and Bill Frisell. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of ...


Article: Year in Review

Most Read Articles: 2022

Read "Most Read Articles: 2022" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our most popular in 2022. Phase Dancing: Gottlieb, Wertico, Sanchez—The Art of Drumming in the Pat Metheny Group Interview March 24, 2022 Robert Fripp: Exposures Extended Analysis


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bill Frisell, Norah Jones & Antonio Sanchez

Read "Bill Frisell, Norah Jones & Antonio Sanchez" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From one of the leading drummers today we begin the 783 Episode of Neon Jazz with Antonio Sanchez teamed with Pat Metheny and Christian McBride with a cut off the 2008 album Day Trip. We also hear from emerging talents including Desidério Lázaro, Avi Granite and Cícero Lee, plus a trove of good music from Bill ...



Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Canto de Ossanha; Canto de Xangô; Tristeza e Solidão; Ao Baden; Bluesa Preta/Asa Branca; Canto de Iemanjá; Refém da Solidão; O Astronauta; Mata Adentro; Berimbau / Consolação; Lapinha; For Bill & Baden.


Interpret It Well

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Trapped; Interpret It Well; Mixed Metaphor; Morbid; Clear Major; I Need More; Deppart.


Trios: Chapel

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Bloodcount; Song My Lady Sings; Ay Amor; Beyond Darkness; Doroteas's Studio.


View With A Room

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Tributary; Word For Word; Auditorium; Heart Is A Drum; Echo; Chavez; Temple Steps; Castle Park; Let Every Room Sing; Fairbanks.


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