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Bill Frisell: A Portrait

  • Directed by Emma Franz
  • Australia, 2017, 114 mins., English

Franz’s affectionate salute to archetype guitar hero Bill Frisell provides an overdue immersion into the creative world of one of American music’s most important artists. A unique and masterful musician, prolific composer and bandleader, Grammy Award winner, and Downbeat Guitarist of the Year for ten consecutive years, Frisell is recipient of countless accolades from critics and fans from all genres of music and corners of the globe. In a career that has thus far spanned hundreds of albums, with 45 in his own name, Frisell has managed to combine sonic mastery with jazz, country, folk, rock, blues, pop, avant-garde, and more, while always maintaining a uniquely identifiable sound. “Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet: in the hands of such radical thinkers, their instruments simply become different animals.” – The New Yorker.

Appears in: Special Screenings

Genres: Documentary