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Bill Frisell

g, eg, acg, *1951 US, Baltimore
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. William Richard Frisell

William Richard "Bill" Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is an American guitarist, composer and arranger.One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise music and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument.

  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Banjo
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • World
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
The Pioneers on Music IS by Bill Frisell
Pipeline on Guitar in the Space Age by Bill Frisell
Baba Drame on Valentine by Bill Frisell
Re: Stacks - Radio Edit on Americana by Gregoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell
Re: Stacks on Americana by Gregoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell
1968 on Unspeakable by Bill Frisell
Rumble on Guitar in the Space Age by Bill Frisell
You Only Live Twice on When You Wish Upon a Star by Bill Frisell
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair on Bass Desires by Marc Johnson
Shenandoah (For Johnny Smith) on Good Dog, Happy Man by Bill Frisell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Music IsBill Frisell2018Album
Live At Jazz MiddelheimChantal Acda & Bill Frisell2018Album
StrataSkúli Sverrisson, Bill Frisell2018Album
Small TownBill Frisell / Thomas Morgan2017Album
When You Wish Upon A StarBill Frisell2016Album
Alfie / I Love LucyBill Frisell2016Single
Standards Plus OnePaul Motian With Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden2015Compil.
Tiny Desk ConcertSam Amidon & Bill Frisell2014Album
The Great FloodBill Morrison, Bill Frisell2014Album
Guitar In The Space Age!Bill Frisell2014Album
Big SurBill Frisell2013Album
Silent ComedyBill Frisell2013Album
Tiny Desk ConcertBill Frisell2012Album
Enfants TerriblesLee Konitz / Bill Frisell / Gary Peacock / Joey Baron2012Album
The Disfarmer ProjectBill Frisell2012Album
QuiverRon Miles, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade2012Album
Sign Of Life - Music For 858 QuartetBill Frisell2011Album
All We Are Saying...Bill Frisell2011Album
The Windmills Of Your MindPaul Motian, Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan, Petra Haden2011Album
Lágrimas MexicanasVinicius Cantuária & Bill Frisell2010Album
Beautiful DreamersBill Frisell2010Album
Cry, WantHans Koller with Bill Frisell2010Album
Live In MontrealBill Frisell2009Album
The Best Of Bill Frisell Vol. 1 Folk SongsBill Frisell2009Compil.
DisfarmerBill Frisell2009Album
Volume 1Bill Frisell & Doug Wamble2008Album
HemispheresJim Hall & Bill Frisell2008Album
All Hat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Bill Frisell2008Album
History, MysteryBill Frisell2008Album
The Elephant Sleeps But Still RemembersJack DeJohnette Featuring: Bill Frisell2006Album
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul MotianBill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian2006Album
East / WestBill Frisell2005Album
Further East / Further WestBill Frisell2005Album
Richter 858 Music By Bill FrisellBill Frisell2005Album
Petra Haden And Bill FrisellPetra Haden And Bill Frisell2005Album
An Exclusive Interview With Dave DouglasDave Douglas With John Schaefer & Special Guest Bill Frisell2004Album
UnspeakableBill Frisell2004Album
The IntercontinentalsBill Frisell2003Album
The WilliesBill Frisell2002Album
Selected RecordingsBill Frisell2002Compil.
Blues DreamBill Frisell2001Album
TrosperBill Frisell2001Album
Bill Frisell With Dave Holland And Elvin JonesBill Frisell With Dave Holland And Elvin Jones2001Album
ReunionDale Bruning With Special Guest Bill Frisell2000Album
Ghost TownBill Frisell2000Album
The Sweetest Punch (The New Songs Of Elvis Costello And Burt Bacharach, Arranged By Bill Frisell)Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Bill Frisell1999Album
We'll Soon Find OutJoey Baron, Arthur Blythe, Ron Carter, Bill Frisell1999Album
Good Dog, Happy ManBill Frisell1999Album
I Still Have That Other Girl b/w The Sweetest PunchElvis Costello / Burt Bacharach / Bill Frisell1999Single
Songs We KnowFred Hersch + Bill Frisell1998Album
Gone, Just Like A TrainBill Frisell1998Album
NashvilleBill Frisell1997Album
Angel SongKenny Wheeler / Lee Konitz / Dave Holland / Bill Frisell1997Album
Dveře & Okno / Door & WindowEmil Viklický / Bill Frisell / Kermit Driscoll / Vinnie Johnson1997Compil.
Summer RunningMarc Johnson Featuring Bill Frisell • Pat Metheny • Joey Baron1997Single
Past PresentKenny Wheeler / Lee Konitz / Dave Holland / Bill Frisell1997Album
Down HomeJoey Baron, Arthur Blythe, Ron Carter, Bill Frisell1997Album
Motion PicturesMichael White With Bill Frisell1997Album
Falling Off The RoofGinger Baker Trio With Bill Frisell & Charlie Haden1996Album
QuartetBill Frisell1996Album
Alternate Currents (a Grammavision Sampler)Ray Anderson, Clusone Trio, John Scofield, Ron Miles, Medeski Martin & Wood, Peter Apfelbaum, Bill Frisell, Kermit Driscoll, Joey Baron, Bobby Previte, Bob Moses, David Fiuczynski, John Medeski, John Carter1996Compil.
Music For The Films Of Buster Keaton: Go WestBill Frisell1995Album
Deep Dead Blue - Live 25 June 95Elvis Costello And Bill Frisell1995Album
Live / I Am An IndianBill Frisell, Kermit Driscoll, Joey Baron, Clusone 31995Album
Music For The Films Of Buster Keaton: The High Sign/One WeekBill Frisell1995Album
LiveBill Frisell / Kermit Driscoll / Joey Baron1995Album
Just So HappensGary Peacock And Bill Frisell1994Album
This LandBill Frisell1994Album
American Blood Safety In NumbersBill Frisell, Victor Godsey, Brian Ales1994Album
Have A Little FaithBill Frisell1993Album
More News For LuluJohn Zorn / George Lewis / Bill Frisell1992Album
Motian In TokyoBill Frisell And Joe Lovano With Paul Motian1991Album
Is That You?Bill Frisell1990Album
Before We Were BornBill Frisell1989Album
WorksBill Frisell1988Compil.
The Paul Bley QuartetPaul Bley Quartet w/ John Surman, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian1988Album
News For LuluJohn Zorn / George Lewis / Bill Frisell1988Album
Todos SantosWayne Horvitz, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, Doug Wieselman, Bill Frisell play Robin Holcomb1988Album
UntitledHenry Kaiser & Bill Frisell / Rula Lenska1986Album
Samurai Hee-HawMarc Johnson's Bass Desires With Bill Frisell, John Scofield And Peter Erskine1986Album
RamblerBill Frisell1985Album
Smash & ScatterationBill Frisell - Vernon Reid1985Album
Dveře / DoorEmil Viklický, Bill Frisell, Kermit Driscoll, Vinnie Johnson1985Album
...TheoreticallyTim Berne, Bill Frisell1984Album
In LineBill Frisell1983Album
Paths, PrintsJan Garbarek, Bill Frisell, Eberhard Weber, Jon Christensen1982Album
A Molde ConcertArild Andersen, John Taylor, Bill Frisell, Alphonse Mouzon1982Album
OknoEmil Viklický, Bill Frisell, Kermit Driscoll, Vinnie Johnson1981Album
Good BuddiesMichel Herr, Bill Frisell, Vinnie Johnson, Kermit Driscoll1978Album
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