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Bill Frisell goes BIG with Knoxville Jazz Orchestra at The Mill and Mine / 91.9:WUOT

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In 2015, legendary guitarist Bill Frisell teamed up with Michael Gibbs, one of his former Berklee College of Music professors, and the famed NDR jazz orchestra of Germany to record a full length recording of music for big band. The fruits of that recording will be performed live in the U.S. for the first time at this very special Knoxville Jazz Orchestra event at The Mill and Mine on Tuesday Jan 23. The New York Times proclaimed that Frisell "plays up the pleasure in the music, and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." The Philadelphia Inquirer stated that "Frisell is a revered figure among musicians - like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable"

Bill Frisell chats with 91.9:WUOT's Todd Steed about the show and big band