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Frisell downunder

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Page added Jun 8, 2017 Updated Jun 16, 2017

Catch part of our recent recording of the great Bill Frisell - captured live at the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

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Bill Frisell was one of the headline act's at the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and ABC Jazz was on hand to capture both the audio and video from his two trio sets with Thomas Morgan (bass) and Rudy Royston (drums) at the Jazzlab in Brunswick. We'll hear from that recording on this episode, and you can also sample our interview and the live stream from our Facebook page below.

There's also new Australian releases from Brisbane vocalist Kayleigh Pincott and the Melbourne trio Refraction, plus the New York City based Australian bassist Mark Lau and his collaboration with two other musicians from the USA and Canada.

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Jun 11, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Jun 14, 2017. 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Jun 14, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:50pm

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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. Biography: Early life and...

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On Jul 6, 2017. 10:49pm
Anonymous said

Thanks again for an outstanding and varied program. Excellent stuff!

On Jun 25, 2017. 5:59pm
Anonymous said

Well I, for one, enjoyed Petra's take on Shenandoah and I'm in good company because it appeared Bill did too.

On Jun 22, 2017. 9:47pm
Anonymous said

Love what I've been hearing from the astoundingly multi-faceted Bill Frisell. Very easy on the ears indeed.
However, please spare us any other ghastly vocal inclusions from Petra Haden.
Christopher Lynch.

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