Bill Frisell Solo

I‘m interviewing Bill Frisell Monday Feb 12 about his new solo record, Music Is. Any questions?

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  1. Can you ask Bill if he has ever tried a Catalinbread Bicycle delay? I think he could do wonderful things with one.

    Your site is consistently classy and interesting. Keep up the good work!

    • Glad you like the site. I only have a half hour with him so I may not have time to ask about various effects unless he used them on the new record. But i agree that one seems iin his wheelhouse

  2. I love your site, Michael, and I have followed and loved Bill from his ECM days, up to the present day. You are a lucky man to get a chance to talk with him again.

    If I had a chance to ask him a question, the three that come to mind are:

    1. After all these years, what aspects of his playing does he think he would like improve upon and how does he work towards that goal (practice regime, self-education etc.) ?

    2. Are there any musicians that he would love a chance to work with that he hasn’t had a chance to yet?

    3. I love all aspects of Bill’s playing but some of his fans have noticed a little bit of “mellowing out” in his tonal choices over the years. You might ask him what inspires him still to make some noise and chaos at this stage of his career, and does he think might create some more sonic mayhem in the future (with or without John Zorn having some involvement)?

    Looking forward to reading the interview and hearing Bill’s new album…keep up the great work, Michael!

  3. Hi there,
    I think Bill is a master in both the way he makes melodies, which cold be compared to a wind instrumentalists (it is always said that that comes from his past as a clarinet player), but also in the way he makes harmonies and counterpoints, much as a piano player does, specially when he plays solo (he also talks often on how much he loves Thelonius Monk). So, I’d like to know from him whether he tries to emulate any instrument in the guitar, or if he thinks in other instruments while working his arrangements.

    What a pleasure to have the chance to talk with such an amazing musician and a humble and lovely person.

    Kind regards,
    Roberto

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