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Bill Frisell returns to big band with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra / Maryville Daily Times

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Bill Frisell's hunger and drive to continue growing as a musician keeps him humble, and the more he plays with fellow musicians of all levels and genres - like the members of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, with whom he'll perform on Tuesday at The Mill and Mine in Knoxville - the more he realizes just how far from the mountaintop he still is, he told The Daily Times recently. "It's overwhelming sometimes. Early on, when I first started playing, I was naive. I thought if you practiced real hard, you would get to this point where you sort of figured it out, and you'd just be in this amazing state of mastery all the time - but I was so wrong! It didn't take long to figure out, that's not the way it works. The more you know, the more you realize you don't know. I think, when you're younger, that can be almost paralyzing. It can almost wipe you out because of how daunting it is."

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