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Bill Frisell: The Electric Guitar in America

 
 
 

Always on the lookout for opportunities to "dig around for where I'm coming from," Bill Frisell presents an homage to the instrumental popular music made "right at the birth of the Fender Telecaster guitar" that, he recalls, "got me super fired up" about his instrument of choice. Frisell is joined by fellow guitar master Greg Leisz on electric and pedal steel guitars, and his trio partners Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, sharing new takes on old favorites such as “Baja” and “Surfer Girl." Together they will explore the music of the electric guitar in the space age, including Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, Charlie Christian, Merle Travis, Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Astronauts, The Wrecking Crew, and more. As on all Frisell projects, the proceedings will be, he understates, "rich with possibility."

For more videos and articles on Bill Frisell, check out Fretboard Journal.

Free live music in the Ertegun Atrium by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Workshop starting at 6pm, June 6 only.

video

Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age EPK (Directed by Paul Moore and edited by Paul Hicks) International release date October 6, 2014 U.S. & North America release date October 7, 2014

media

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