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The Phoenix Providence The articulate melodic eloquence of Bill Frisell - Rolling with the changes
June 14, 2011
Wall Street Journal With a Country Twang
November 3, 2010
Jazziz Bill Frisell's America
September 2009
Jambase Bill Frisell: Keep Your Eyes Open
August 27, 2009
NPR Disfarmer Review
July 13, 2009
New Yorker Guitar Hero: Bill Frisell's infinite styles
January 26, 2009
Fretboard Journal Music is Good: An interview with Bill Frisell
November 4, 2008
Down Beat Homecoming In Umbria
October 2008
NPR Frisell's Floratone Creates an Exotic New Language
September 13, 2007
JazzTimes People Get Together
August 2006
Rochester International Jazz Festival Bending Chords
2005
Relix Bill Frisell’s Perfect World
June 2005
All About Jazz Bill Frisell's Big Ocean
September 14, 2004
Boston Phoenix Giant Steps
April 23, 2004
Santa Barbara News Press Bill Frisell
March 29, 2004
The Bellingham Herald Never Letting Go
February 19, 2004
Downbeat Outlaw Bill
June 2003
The Asahi Shimbun Language No Barrier to guitarist Bill Frisell's International Ambitions
April 12, 2003
Atlantic Monthly Unironic
July/August, 2002
Acoustic Guitar Expect the Unexpected
May, 2002
Seattle Times The Sound of One Man Dreaming
April 22, 2001
Downbeat Screams and Whispers
January, 2000
Philadelphia Inquirer The Language of the Guitar
September 12, 1999
Guitar Player Post Modern Americana
September, 1999
Stereo Review Bill Frisell: Bend that Genre!
April, 1998
Down Beat Nashville: Jazz Album of the Year
August, 1998
Jazziz On The Road To Bill Frisell
May, 1997
GQ The Guy Who Always Plays the Perfect Song
1997
DownBeat Rebel's Day Off
April, 1996
       

AWARDS
   
2010
•  Echo Jazz Awards (Germany) - Best International Guitar Player
 
2009
•  Grammy award nomination for "Best Instrumental Jazz Album" for History, Mystery
•  The 2009 Jazz Journalists Association-- Guitarist of the Year
 
2008
•  Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards - Guitarist of the Year
 
2006
•  (May) American Music Center Award - Letter of Distinction
•  (December) Named a United States Artist Rasmuson Fellow
•  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll and Readers Poll: Guitarist of the year
 
2005
•  DownBeat Magazine's Readers Poll: Guitarist of the year
•  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year
•  Grammy award for "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" for Unspeakable.  
•  The German Record Prize - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik: Bestenliste
Bill Frisell: Richter 858 (Songlines)
 
2004
•  Grammy award nomination for “Best World Music” for Intercontinentals
 
2001
•  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Tie 1st with John Scofield; Guitarist of the year
 
1999
•  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Guitarist of the year
 
1998
•  DownBeat Magazine's Critics Poll: Jazz Album of the year, Guitarist of the year
 
1997
•  The German Record Prize - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik: Jahrespreise
Bill Frisell: Quartet (Nonesuch)
 
1996
•  DownBeat Critics Poll - Best Guitarist of the Year