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Bill Frisell - Guitar In the Space Age / Audiophile Audition review

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Anyone who thinks they have guitarist Bill Frisell pegged can put expectations into the cupboard. On his latest effort, the nearly hour-long Guitar in the Space Age!, Frisell trumps what fans might presume about his output. Over the course of 14 tracks, Frisell and his quartet-pedal steel player Greg Leisz (who also adds electric guitar), bassist Tony Scherr (who also plays acoustic guitar on one cut) and drummer/vibraphonist Kenny Wollesen-pushes backwards to the Baby Boomer era. Frisell composed two numbers, the others are recreations, reclamations and reinterpretations of songs Frisell (who turned 63 this year) grew up with or later embraced, including rock music by the Kinks and the Byrds; surf music by the Beach Boys and the Chantays; country material by Merle Travis and others; instrumental rock hits by the Tornados and Link Wray; and much more from the late-‘50s through the mid-‘60s.  READ THE FULL Audiophile Audition REVIEW