“Bill Frisell: The ‘favourite guitarist of many people who agree on little else’”
At Big Ears 2019, the great guitarist Bill Frisell will play at least five times—with bassist Thomas Morgan, in the new quartet Harmony, with a world-premiere quartet featuring Aurora Nealand, with saxophonist Greg Tardy, and alongside the films of Bill Morrison. (Who knows, maybe there’s more?) We found this quote in a recent Irish Times profile most appropriate, then: “All the people I’ve had success playing with have an openness and a sense of joy in the music itself. There’s no competition going on; nobody’s trying to show the other what they know. I’m trying to get a conversation going in the music.” See those conversations in three weeks.