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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: How One Man Changed the Sound of Modern Music
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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: How One Man Changed the Sound of Modern Music (Hardback)

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The definitive, authorised biography of guitar icon and Grammy Award-winning artist, Bill Frisell, featuring exclusive interviews with Paul Simon, Bon Iver and more.

'Frisell plays guitar like Miles Davis played trumpet.' - New Yorker


Over a period of 45 years, 40 albums as leader, and appearances on more than 300 recordings, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innovative and important musicians at work today. Grammy Award-winning Frisell has topped jazz charts and polls, played major concert halls and festivals around the world, and has been hailed in the New York Times as 'the most significant and imitated jazz guitarist to emerge since the beginning of the 1980s'. His reach and dedicated following stretch far beyond the borders of jazz, however, into a musical world shaped by a vast range of forms, from country to bluegrass, Americana, folk, rock, blues, pop, classical and avant-garde.

Spanning geography and genre, and with fans ranging from Bon Iver to Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams to Marianne Faithful, everybody loves Bill Frisell. This is the story of why.

Veteran music journalist Philip Watson, through days of exclusive one-to-one interviews with the artist, as well as conversations with friends, family and collaborators including Paul Simon and Van Dyke Parks, brings to light the importance of the Bill Frisell story in this definitive work.

Music & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresFolk & traditional musicMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresJazzMusic & DanceSheet MusicGuitarMusic & DanceSheet MusicString instruments NOT Guitar Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 04/03/2021 ISBN-13: 9780571361663  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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, London 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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