With a career spanning more than 40 years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innovative musicians at work today. A revolutionary guitar player and composer, his performances represent jazz playing at its most sublime. His latest recording, Valentine released on Blue Note, is hailed as ‘a masterpiece’ by Downbeat.
Bill visits London for this special solo show, marking the occasion of the spring 2022 release of the biography Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music, written by Philip Watson and published by Faber.
Through unprecedented access, and interviews with his close family, friends and collaborators, Philip Watson tells the story of the guitarist who changed the sound of American music. Bill will be signing copies of the book at the venue on the day.
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, 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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Please note start time.
Duration: approx. 1 hour 40 mins (incl. 20-minute interval)