• Bill Frisell's "Space-Age Guitar": Listen Now

    June 5, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Guitarist Bill Frisell joins Josh Jackson to talk about guitar memories from the 1950s. Frisell hosts "The Electric Guitar In America" at New York's Jazz At Lincoln Center June 6 and 7 with Greg Liesz on electric and pedal steel guitars, Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums.

    Frisell visited WBGO June 4 to talk about the childhood musical inspirations he celebrates in the concerts and on his upcoming album "GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!"

    Click to hear Frisell and his band perform The Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl," one of the tracks on the CD, which is slated for release by Sony/OKeh October 7.

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    A full version of Frisell's conversation with Jackson will air on WBGO's weekly new music magazine, The Checkout, in October.  Frisell's 2012 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was also featured on The Checkout.

    Click on the image below to watch a video trailer for the album by Paul Moore and Paul Hicks, which features the band as they perform "Baja":

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