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Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age! / Yonkers Tribune interview

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Title this recording, Guitar in the Space Age! as (updated) memorabilia of the fifties and sixties; it plays like an AM radio jukebox from the same era, but radiates a current and unique vibe. No matter, set your way-back machine(s) and enjoy the modernized and respectful (all-instrumental) blasts from the past that additionally includes a pair of newly penned Frisell tunes.

Joining guitarist Bill Frisell are familiar associates: Greg Leisz on guitar and pedal steel, vibraphonist/drummer Kenny Wollesen and bassist Tony Scherr. The songs are improvisational, but calling this music jazz would be a stretch. For example, checkout the lengthy and hazy sustained note that jolts "Pipeline" and the hypnotic atmosphere that ensues with spacey interplay and abundant creativity that overshadows the original (surf –rock) version by the 1962 one–hit wonders the Chantays. READ THE FULL Yonkers Tribune REVIEW.