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"Cite de la Musique"


Bill Frisell performs at Cite de la Musique in Paris, France on August 31, 2012.


Bill Frisell, guitar
Greg Leisz, pedal-steel
Tonny Scherr, bass
Kenny Wollesen, drums

Guitarist-composer Bill Frisell is known for his use of effects and material drawn from a variety of genres.

After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado Bill went on to the Berklee College Of Music where he continued his jazz guitar studies under Jim Hall.

His first professional work came as a sub for guitarist Pat Metheny, on Paul Motian's 1982 release "Psalm."

He became a session player at ECM Records making appearances on albums including Jan Garbarek's "Paths, Prints"

Bill's first record under his own name "In Line" was released in 1983 featuring four solos and five duets with bassist Arild Andersen.

He lived in Hoboken New Jersey performing in New York with John Zorn "Naked City" and the "Paul Motain Trio" before moving to Seattle in 1988.

Frisell's album "Unspeakable" won the 2005 Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

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