Eclectic and versatile, guitarist Bill Frisell always manages to sound distinctively himself while fitting into any playing situation. He has become one of the most influential guitarists of the modern era with a wide-open approach that reconciles the sound of rock and R&B guitar with the sophisticated harmonic style and methods of jazz.
William Richard Frisell was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 18, 1951. The family soon moved to Denver, Colorado, where young Bill, inspired by Mouseketeer Jimmy of the Mickey Mouse Club, built a guitar out of cardboard and rubber bands. At nine, he started to study clarinet, and joined the Gold Sash Band, a marching and concert band. He also studied fundamentals of music in private clarinet lessons with the band's... Read More