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October 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Bill Frisell’s shimmering reverb and nostalgic optimism | New Recordings

Bill Frisell, ‘Guitar in the Space Age’ (Okeh)

Seattle guitarist Bill Frisell grew up playing in a rock band, so like every musician of his generation, he was drenched in surf music, early R & B and all manner of dance and novelty tunes. So it was a great idea to revisit tunes like Duane Eddy’s “Rebel Rouser” and the Beach Boys’ “Surfer Girl.”

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May 23, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Bill Frisell and Beautiful Dreamers on deck for Bellevue fest | Concert preview

Mercurial guitarist Bill Frisell has been popping up all over the place lately, but not often with Beautiful Dreamers, which plays the Bellevue Jazz Festival Saturday, May 31.  If you’ve never heard this minimalist chamber trio — with Seattle’s Eyvind Kang, viola, and Rudy Royston, drums — do so. These three guys get more big, unusual — and playful — sounds out of three instruments than anyone since guitarist Jim Hall teamed up with clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer in the late ’50s.

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Comments | More in Jazz | Topics: Bellevue Jazz Festival, Bill Frisell, Carlos Cascante

March 11, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Earshot Jazz picks 2013 award winners

Bert Wilson was inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame. (Courtesy of Nancy Curtis) At its annual awards ceremony Monday, held at the Royal Room, Earshot Jazz announced the winners of the Golden Ear awards, for achievement on the local jazz scene in 2013. The winners were: Recording of the Year: Eugenie Jones, “Black Lace…

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Comments | More in General news, Jazz | Topics: Bert Wilson, Bill Frisell, D'Vonne Lewis

March 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Bellevue Jazz Fest announces Bill Frisell, other headliners

Bill Frisell (Tomas Ovalle) Seattle-based guitarist Bill Frisell was among the headliners announced Wednesday by the Bellevue Jazz Festival, which takes place May 28-June 1. Others artists featured in the four-day bash include Poncho Sanchez; the East-West Trumpet Summit, with Ray Vega, Thomas Marriott and pianist George Colligan; and salsa specialistas Carlos Cascante Y Su Tumbao. Complete festival…

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Comments | More in Festivals, General news, Jazz | Topics: Bellevue Jazz Festival, Bill Frisell, Carlos Cascante Y Su Tumbao