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Bill Frisell at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 May 2012

Jez Nelson presents guitarist Bill Frisell and his Beautiful Dreamers Trio at the 2012 Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Founded in 2008, the trio includes Eyvind Kang on viola and Rudy Royston on drums, and combines an impressionistic take on American folk music with a playful approach to some well-known tunes. Frisell's career, now spanning over 30 years, has seen him work alongside the likes of Eberhard Weber, Joe Lovano, John Zorn, Charlie Haden, and Lee Konitz. While incorporating a wide range of American popular and art-music styles, his work is unified by a sophisticated and distinctive approach to sound.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Peggy Sutton.

Music Played

19 items
  • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio recorded at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 6 May 2012

    • Bill Frisell (guitar), Eyvind Kang (viola), Rudy Royston (drums)

    • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio Dance

      Composer: Paul Motian

  • Brian Morton on a Golden Era for Strings in Jazz

    • Frazier Patterson Old Cow Died

      Altamont: Black Stringband Music, Library of Congress

    • Image for Joe Venuti

      Joe Venuti Runnin’ Ragged

      Joe Venuti 1928-1930, Classics

    • Image for Leroy Jenkins

      Leroy Jenkins Keep On Truckin’ Brother

      Solo, Lovely Music

    • Image for Mahavishnu Orchestra

      Mahavishnu Orchestra Open Country Joy

      The Best of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Columbia

    • Image for Jessica Pavone

      Jessica Pavone April Is Over

      Army of Strangers, Porter

    • Image for Mat Maneri

      Mat Maneri So What?

      So What?, Hatology

    • Barrel Rigwiddle Snauchle Strikes Again In Style

      Gratuitous Abuse, Emanem

    • Philipp Wachsmann & Paul Lytton Whispering Chambers

      Some Other Season, ECM

    • Image for Angharad Davies

      Angharad Davies Endspace 1

      Endspace, Another Timbre

    • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio Mood

      Composer: Ron Carter

  • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio recorded at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival on 6 May 2012

    • Bill Frisell (guitar), Eyvind Kang (viola), Rudy Royston (drums)

    • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio In My Life

      Composer: John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio Nobody’s Fault But My Own

      Composer: Beck

    • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio Etude

      Composer: Paul Motian

    • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio Hard Times

      Composer: Stephen Foster

    • Bill Frisell Beautiful Dreamers Trio Strawberry Fields

      Composer: John Lennon and Paul McCartney

  • International Jazz Selection: Austin, Texas

    • Bob Hoffnar, Chris Lightcap, Kenny Wolleson & Glenn Patscha Yellow Dog

      Unreleased

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