With a career spanning more than 40 years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innovative musicians at work today. A revolutionary guitar player and composer, his performances represent jazz playing at its most sublime. His latest recording ‘Valentine’, released on Blue Note, is hailed as “a masterpiece” by Downbeat.
Bill visits London for this special solo show, marking the occasion of the Spring 2022 release of the biography Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music, written by Philip Watson and published by Faber.
Through unprecedented access, and interviews with his close family, friends and collaborators, Philip Watson tells the story of the guitarist who changed the sound of American music. Bill will be signing copies of the book at the venue on the day.
Philip Watson was deputy editor at GQ and editor-at-large at Esquire, and has appeared on radio and television in the UK and Ireland. His in-depth features have appeared in the Telegraph Magazine, Guardian, Sunday Times, Observer, Irish Times, Evening Standard and The Wire, and he has interviewed icons such as Nick Cave, Gil Scott-Heron, Elvis Costello, D'Angelo and many others. Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer is his first book.
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By creating music that is free-moving yet deep-rooted, Frisell has forged something entirely distinctive and of itself, a sound that, even after one note, is unmistakably his and his alone. And by steadfastly following his own path, Frisell has become the most unlikely of guitar heroes, an unexpected agent of change who has inspired others to expand their view of what jazz and music can be.Irish Times
Bill Frisell comes to Jazz Cafe with his Trio on Thursday 6 January - click here for info and tickets