The Littlest Prisoner, the latest from critically-hailed singer, violinist, composer and arranger Jenny Scheinman, will be released May 6 on Sony Masterworks.
Her eighth studio album, The Littlest Prisoner follows Scheinman’s 2012 release Mischief & Mayhem, which All About Jazz called “a near-flawless package of musical craftsmanship.” Scheinman, whom The New York Times has called “full of playful ideas” and “a soulful, generous improviser,” will play several upcoming dates with Ani DiFranco.
Click HERE to see the 7-minute video including rare interview footage of Bill's friends and fellow musicians. Emma Franz launched a fundraising campaign with IndieGoGo to help fund the finishing touches of the documentary. She looking to raise $32k to help with expenses. You might have seen her video taping at live shows across the US and Europe.
Whether due to financial shortcomings, boredom, space constraints or restlessness, every guitarist has a tale of the “one that got away,” an instrument that we should have held onto, but, somehow, didn’t.
In the case of Bill Frisell, the one that got away was a custom 1968 Gibson ES-175. In his 20s, while the young musician was still discovering his singular voice, the Gibson was his main guitar and constant companion. And then, in a move he’d regret for decades, he sold it.
Click HERE for the full article by Fretboard Journal which also includes a VIDEO interview of Bill and his story.
Sonic Evolution celebrates the past, present and future of music with brand-new symphonic compositions inspired by icons Bill Frisell, Ray Charles and Sir Mix-A-Lot, written by composers Luís Tinoco, Du Yun and Gabriel Prokofiev. Sonic Evolution is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.
Greg Cohen's new CD Golden State will be coming out soon. A collaboration duo with Greg Cohen on bass and Bill Frisell on guitar. This nine song CD produced by Greg Cohen & Mike Panico was recorded at Parkwest Studios, Brooklyn, NY on December 3rd, 2012 and will be released on Relative Pitch Records early 2014.
Click HERE for more info from Relative Pitch Records.
Charles Cajori, who passed away December 1, personified a kind of painter that has become increasingly rare, one who was not only highly accomplished and acclaimed as an artist, but extraordinarily generous and accessible as well.
"Jim Hall made such extraordinary, beautiful music...like nothing we had heard before. Absolutely one of a kind. A master. We all know that. But....what I'm thinking about now is the humanity, humility, generosity....STRENGTH. In all his interactions...whether on the bandstand...or in everyday conversation...it always seemed as if his energy and attention was directed outward....away from himself. He listened. LISTENED....in such a big way....and cared. He was so aware of what was going on around him and could transform it...bring it (us) together....lift it up. It wasn't about him. It was about all of us. He never looked back, never settled, uncompromising, kept going and going, stayed excited, curious, like a little kid. Wow. Jim Hall! Amazing.
Thank you Jim."
- Bill Frisell
Click HERE for Bill's interview with Jim for Fretboard Journal.
Click HERE for "Chico Hamilton and Jim Hall" - Spirits Rejoice