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Music Is

Music Is

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Music IS, the new album from Grammy Award®-winning jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, is his first solo album since Ghost Town was released nearly twenty years ago. Recorded in August 2017 at Tucker Martine’s Flora Recording and Playback studio in Portland, Oregon and produced by longtime collaborator Lee Townsend, all of the compositions on Music IS were written by Frisell, some of them brand-new – “Change in the Air”, “Thankful”, “What Do You Want”, “Miss You” and “Go Happy Lucky” – others being solo adaptations of now-classic original compositions he had previously recorded, such as “In Line”, “Rambler”, “Ron Carter”, “Pretty Stars”, “Monica Jane” and “The Pioneers”. The focus of Music IS is on the telling of musical stories from Frisell’s original and inimitable perspective. Some of the interpretations being naked, exposed and truly solo, while others are more orchestrated through overdubbed layering and the use of his unparalleled approach to looping. The end result is Frisell at his most distilled and fully realized.Bill Frisell is one of the leading and most innovative guitarists of our time. Although his work is steeped in jazz, his music includes characteristics of rock, country and bluegrass, among various other styles. Such liberality explains his willingness to expand his tonal palette beyond that of a typical jazz guitarist and he has carved out a niche by virtue of his sound. A Grammy® winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 2005, Bill is one of the most singular musicians of his generation and has released over 30 albums since his debut recording in 1983.
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    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: Okeh Jazz SRM
    • UPC/Barcode: 190758150024
    • Item Number: 19075815002