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Bill Frisell: Big Sur

Read "Big Sur" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Heralded guitar maestro Bill Frisell combines his 858 Quartet and Beautiful Dreamers units to impart another watermark on his Americana legacy, featuring an organic acoustic-electronic sketch of this picturesque area of California coastline. The album comprises nineteen-tracks, spanning Civil War-era country-chamber, undulating ostinatos, layered strings, parts, and even snippets of surf music on “The Big One." ...

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Bill Frisell: Big Sur

Read "Big Sur" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

C'è qualcosa di epico in Big Sur, ultima fatica discografica di Bill Frisell. Sarà per quel suo scorrere placido come un fiume, dall'incidere maestoso tra morbide anse e paesaggi mozzafiato. Sarà per l'aria di contemplazione e di rinnovato stupore verso le la bellezza delle cose semplici che si percepisce dalla prima all'ultima nota. Sarà perché i diciannove brani si legano ...

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Bill Frisell: Big Sur

Read "Big Sur" reviewed by Troy Collins

Along with household names like Pat Metheny and John Scofield, Bill Frisell is one of the most distinctive American guitarists of his generation. Despite his penchant for abstraction, Frisell's phrasing, touch and tone are as singularly unique and readily identifiable as those of his more conventional peers. Though his vast discography includes bold experimental solo albums ...

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Bill Frisell: Big Sur

Read "Big Sur" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Big Sur, the mountainous coastal region of California lends itself to various geographical definitions--it isn't easy to pin down definitively. So, it was an inspired idea by the Monterey Jazz Festival to put guitarist Bill Frisell in a cabin in the area and commission music, because with Frisell, musical borders are delightfully amorphous. The suite that ...