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Bill Frisell returns to Old Town School of Folk Music / Chicago Sun Times

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Versatile guitarist Bill Frisell last visited the Old Town School of Folk Music while supporting 2014's "Guitar in the Space Age." The album's colorful interpretations of rock and roll favorites from Frisell's youth were heralded among his best. This year, Frisell returns to explore his love of visual storytelling. His new "When You Wish Upon a Star" album reimagines music that is indelibly linked to images from film and television.

"It's so inspiring when a director lets the musician go – like Fellini with Nino Rota, Hitchcock with Bernard Herrmann, Jim Jarmusch with Neil Young, or the Birdman movie with Antonio Sanchez," says Frisell. "When I see those images, I hear the sound in my head without even trying." "Once Upon a Time in the West in particular blows my mind," says Frisell of the partnership between director Sergio Leone and composer Ennio Morricone. "The pacing of the film is more like an opera or a ballet. There's so much space for the music."       SEE THE FULL Chicago Sun Times ARTICLE