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Bill Frisell at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Jez Nelson presents guitarist Bill Frisell and his Beautiful Dreamers Trio playing at the 2012 Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Including Eyvind Kang (viola) and Rudy Royston (drums).

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

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

    • Untitled

      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.
    • Joe Venuti

      Runnin' Ragged

      • Joe Venuti 1928-1930.
      • Classics.
    • Leroy Jenkins

      Keep On Truckin' Brother

      • Solo.
      • Lovely Music.
    • Mahavishnu Orchestra

      Open Country Joy

      • The Best of the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
      • Columbia.
    • Jessica Pavone

      April Is Over

      • Army of Strangers.
      • Porter.
    • 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.
    • 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

    • Untitled

      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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