Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell (b. 1951)
This Baltimore-born guitarist rose to prominence as a sideman for several jazz and rock outfits, finally releasing his own work under the ECM label. Citing influences that range from Thelonious Monk and Wes Montgomery to Jimi Hendrix, Frisell has also worked closely with Elvis Costello, Gavin Bryars, John Zorn and Allen Ginsberg, to name but a few. Often ranked as one of the best guitarists of the last few decades, Frisell is an intelligent and often humorous player, with a diverse style that ranges from the mellow lounge jazz of his Costello/Bacharach arrangements to his dissonant outburts with Zorn's Naked City.

García Márquez-Related Works

Remedios the Beauty -- A short composition inspired by a character from One Hundred Years of Solitude and found on the CD Lookout for Hope.

More Information

Bill Frisell Homepage -- Matt A. Knapp's unoffical Bill Frisell homepage.

The Bill Frisell Page -- This comprehensive site is run by David Cooper Orton and features a great index of his work.

Bryan Aaker's Bill Frisell Page -- Contains some links and a discography.

ECM Frisell Page -- Maintained by his label, ECM Records, this small page is a linked Discography.

All-Music Frisell Page -- A short biography with links to other resources.

UBL Card -- His entry at the Ultimate Band List.

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Music Main Page -- Back to the Music main page, where you will find the standard Macondo menu.

Daniel Catán -- To the Daniel Catán page

Modena City Ramblers -- To the MCR page.

Moxy Früvous -- To the Moxy Früvous page.

Radiohead -- To the Radiohead page.

Roger Reynolds -- To the Roger Reynolds page.

Juan Vicente Torrealba -- To the Torrealba page.


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