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William Richard "Bill" Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is an American guitarist, composer and arranger.One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise music and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument.

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  • Hemispheres, 2008
  • The Sweetest Punch, 1999
  • In Line, 1983
  • The High Sign / One Week: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton, 1995
  • Have a Little Faith, 1993
  • Songs We Know, 1998
  • This Land, 1994
  • Lágrimas mexicanas, 2011
  • Rambler, 1985
  • Smash & Scatteration (feat. Vernon Reid), 1985
  • More News for Lulu, 1992
  • Down Home, 1997
  • Beautiful Dreamers, 2010
  • History, Mystery, 2008
  • Nashville, 1997
  • Just So Happens, 1994
  • Unspeakable, 2004
  • Before We Were Born, 1989
  • Smash & Scatteration, 1986
  • The Willies, 2002
  • All Hat, 2008
  • Falling Off the Roof, 1996
  • The Intercontinentals, 2003
  • Selected Recordings, 2002
  • Blues Dream, 2001
  • East/West, 2005
  • The Best of Bill Frisell, Volume 1: Folk Songs, 2009
  • Guitar in the Space Age, 2014
  • Quartet, 1996
  • Motian in Tokyo, 2004
  • Sign of Life, 2010
  • Big Sur, 2013
  • Petra Haden and Bill Frisell, 2005
  • Silent Comedy, 2013
  • We'll Soon Find Out, 1999
  • Ghost Town, 2000
  • Is That You?, 1990
  • News for Lulu, 1988
  • Deep Dead Blue: Live 25 June 95, 1995
  • Works
  • Gone, Just Like a Train, 2000
  • I Have the Room Above Her, 2005
  • Go West: Music for the Films of Buster Keaton, 1995
  • The Elephant Sleeps but Still Remembers, 2006
  • Disfarmer, 2008
  • RICHTER 858, 2005
  • Live, 1995
  • Hemispheres - Duo, 2008
  • With Dave Holland and Elvin Jones, 2001
  • Further East / Further West
  • All We Are Saying, 2011
  • Good Dog, Happy Man, 1999
  • Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian, 2006

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On Jul 1, 2009. 1:40am
FergusP said

People said very nice things about his shows at The Opera House in Sydney, and The New Yorker gives him a huge rap here http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/musical/2009/01/26/090126crmu_musi...

On Jul 2, 2009. 11:43am
Mal Stanley said

You can still hear the Melbourne Bill Frisell Trio concert on line ...at the Jazztrack
web page...abc.net.au/classic/jazztrack
Later this week the Joshua Redman trio concert at the Melbourne Int Jazz Festival
will be posted as well at the same link.

On Jun 3, 2011. 11:55am
spray53 said

the melbourne concert was brilliant, exceeded expectations, well worth a listen (see above), particularly the encore!

On Jul 19, 2011. 11:08am
Christopher Lynch said

Bill Frisell is an extraordinarily multi-faceted guitarist. His musical horizons and influences are astoundingly broad.
Adore his work particularly with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano on "Time and Time Again." (ECM 1992)

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