Any Bill Frisell Love Here?

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  1. rex kwon do

    rex kwon do Member

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    I just came across a spooky little CD called Strange Meeting by the "power" trio, Powertools featuring Bill Frisell. What a killer bunch of tunes and tones. I'm sure I'm late to the party on this one, seeing that it was recorded in 1987, but it still seems pretty fresh. Almost like Metheny meets Holdsworth meets Jeff Beck but still pure Bill Frisell.

    Anyone else have this and like it, too? And by the way, as a huge art fan, the photograph on the cover by Joel Sternfeld is fantastic!
     
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    Haven't heard that one yet. The catalog's deep and varied, but he's easily my favorite musician and the one I'd like to be when I grow up... He doesn't come to the southeast often, but I did catch him two years ago in Athens with Victor Krauss and Matt Chamberlain - just a great show all around.

    Michael
     
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    I'm a big fan. His playing makes me think if Thelonious Monk was a guitar player. He is instantly recognizable and inventive. I really like his playing on John Scofield's Grace Under Pressure.
     
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    Huge fan of his 90's stuff. Go get the Ginger Baker Trio LPs...Haden/Frisell/Baker...the top players of their instruments imho, jamming cool tunes...it's jazz with tinges of rock but w/ Frisell's bent edge. I bought them just to listen to Ginger's hi-hat.

    Baker really is the master of that instrument - he always has the most brilliant EQ on his hat/s. So steady and trancelike. The Masters of Reality LP is the same way....now that's a rock jam & the lost classic of the 90's.

    But yeah I dig Bill Frisell, bought all his later stuff soon as it hit. Check these out:
    The master of Americana (along w/ Farrar):
    Nashville (Nonesuch, 1997)
    Gone, Just Like a Train (Nonesuch, 1998)
    Good Dog, Happy Man (Nonesuch, 1999) - probably his best americana work, timeless.
    Ghost Town (Nonesuch, 2000)
     
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    Frisell is amazing. I saw him live and was treated to one of the most amazing musical experiences I've ever had the pleasure to witness. It was completely otherworldly. Beautiful music.
     
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    Big fan. Went on a Frisell kick lately and bought everything I could find. What a unique talent.
     
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    He's great. I have tons of his stuff and have seen him many times...always a good and interesting show.


    I regularly perform some of his tunes too...."Rambler," "Verona," "My Buffalo Girl," and "Cold, Cold Ground" mostly.
     
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    I dig him too. Of all the modern jazz guys, he is my fav.
     
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    Yep...big Frisell fan here.

    :cool:

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    Frizz is great.

    He's playing this week at Yoshi's in Oakland in a duet with Russell Malone... it was originally billed as a duet with Jim Hall, but the website says:

    Let's hope Jim Hall is not seriously ill and that he'll be back another time soon...
     
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    don't have that but I love Frisell
     
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    I heard he plays an MIM tele into a Deluxe Reverb RI. I thought people on this page would never like a guy who, at minimum, doesn't play a hand-wired amp. (LOL).
     
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    Frisell is my favorite jazz guitarist ever. And probably my favorite Americana guitarist as well. A true hero of mine.
     
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    "power tools" is an incredible cd. that's the one that got me into frisell. they really need to reissue it.
     
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    Hell yes. Friz and Scott Henderson are my gods!
     
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    One if the true innovators. His duo playing with Metheny on Marc Johnson's record "The Sound of Summer Running" is fabulous.
     
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    Big fan here. He's got a unique voice and a very melodic style. Not a show-off by any means (there are too many of those).
     

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