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Bill Frisell, A Portrait

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Bill Frisell, A Portrait

A masterful musician, prolific composer, and bandleader, Bill Frisell has won a Grammy and was DownBeat’s Guitarist of the Year for ten consecutive years. While his music may be well known, he’s ordinarily reclusive. But he opens right up in this nuanced film, which delves into the ideas and processes that have shaped his music and thinking. (“It’s like the inside of my brain!” he said when he saw it.) Filled with live music and revealing stories, this portrait explores various collaborations—including the final performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano—and also features Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, and John Abercrombie.

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2017: Music Films, Old and New series.

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