|Bill Frisell is explorig his inspiration by American electric guitarists of the the '40's, 50's and 60's
Always on the lookout for opportunities to "dig around for where I'm coming from," Bill Frisell presents an homage to the instrumental popular music made "right at the birth of the Fender Telecaster guitar" that, he recalls, "got me super fired up" about his instrument of choice. Frisell is joined by fellow guitar master Greg Leisz on electric and pedal steel guitars, and his trio partners Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums. Together they will be exploring music of the electric guitar in the space age—Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, Charlie Christian, Merle Travis, Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, The Astronauts, The Wrecking Crew, and more. As on all Frisell projects, the proceedings will be, he understates, "rich with possibility."
Album - "Guitar in the Space Age" - to be released in early autum 2014
Bill Frisell, guitar
Greg Leisz, mandolin/pedal steel guitars
Tony Scherr, bass
Kenny Wollesen, drums