Bill Frisell is John Schaefer’s guest in the studio on this edition of New Sounds. The renowned guitarist/composer/bandleader discusses recent “strange,” “different,” “idiosyncratic” and “quirky” projects, including his latest release, “The Intercontinentals.” This new recording features Malian grooves, Brazilian percussion, Mediterranean earthiness, soulful violin, pedal steel guitar, calabash drumming and a bit of djembe for good measure. Hear tunes from it, as well as selections from the jazz-rooted trio recording with Elvin Jones and Dave Holland. Also on tap are intimate chamber jazz tunes from Frisell’ Quartet record featuring Ron Miles, Eyvind Kang, and Curtis Fowlkes along with a selection from Frisell’s expansive Americana-sounding “Gone, Just Like A Train.”

PROGRAM #2221, with Bill Frisell (First aired on Wednesday 11/26/03)





Bill Frisell

The Intercontinentals

Listen [6:30]
Boubacar [6:00]
Procissaõ [6:30]

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Bill Frisell

Gone, Just Like A Train

Gone, Just Like A Train [5:30]

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Bill Frisell

With Dave Holland, Elvin Jones

Coffaro's Theme [5:00]

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Bill Frisell


Convict 13 [1:30]
The Gallows [4:00]

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