One year ago the guitarist Bill Frisell has recorded a one hour concert with the NPR. I had written about this in my German blog www.gezupftes.de, but I have just found that I did not make an English version for this blog. Now I have just found a new Tiny Desk Concert with three Beatles pieces and decided to make the English version now.
The last years concert is still available. He played the following pieces in his set:
- “You Are My Sunshine” (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell)
- “Keep Your Eyes Open” (Frisell)
- “Raise Four” (Thelonious Monk)
- “Throughout/Poem for Eva” (Frisell)
- “Lovesick Blues” (Hank Williams)
- “Ventura” (Lucinda Williams)
Bill Frisell Trio On JazzSet
The complete concert is available as streaming audio on the NPR site:
The followingt text is taken from the NPR site:
It’s true: Bill Frisell wears glasses, dresses casually and is modest and soft-spoken in person. But instead of stepping into a phone booth to put on a cape, he straps on his trusty Fender Telecaster and strides onstage.
Think of Frisell as a master painter who takes traditional American music forms like jazz, blues and folk and melds them into evocative soundscapes. Digging deep into the heart of Americana has been a wellspring of inspiration throughout his career. His recent projects include scoring soundtracks for the films of the great silent-era comedian Buster Keaton. His latest album consists of musical impressions of the photos by the man known as “Disfarmer,” a 1940s-era rural Arkansas artist and photographer who took stark black and white portraits of the local townfolk.
A great piece in this concert is Poem for Eva (begin at ca. 35:00) – I have found the following video with a solo version – Bill Frisell uses a looper device and other sound effect devices to produce a full sound like from a complete band:
Bill Frisell – Poem for Eva
Playlist Bill Frisell
At the end of the playlist I have added several interviews with Bill Frisell.
NPR Tiny Desk Konzert March 2012: http://www.npr.org/event/music/146156479/bill-frisell-tiny-desk-concert
- “Nowhere Man”
- “In My Life”
- “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Homepage Bill Frisell: http://www.billfrisell.com/
Interview A Fireside Chat with Bill Frisell: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=1156
Great 30 minutes video Big Think Interview With Bill Frisell: http://bigthink.com/ideas/20414
Transcriptions of Bill Frisell pieces: http://www.oocities.org/enalnitram/book.html?20118
Transcription of “I got Rhythm”: http://thestringslinger.blogspot.com/2010/02/bill-frisell-solo-on-i-got-rhythm.html
Three transcriptions by Bill Frisell: http://neilmattson.com/transcriptions/
CDs by Bill Frisell (amazon partnerlink)
When You Wish Upon a Star
The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs