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Bill Frisell - Guitar in the Space Age! / Elmore Magazine review

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When I was offered the chance to review master guitarist Bill Frisell's latest release I was anxious for the opportunity. Before receiving the album, I had only the title to contemplate: Guitar in the Space Age. I thought someone in the promotional department at Okeh Records had an especially bad idea. Guitar? In the space age? Didn't they know the space age came and went in the early ‘60s? Then I received the album and all became clear.

Mr. Frisell, now 63, came of age during these formative years when rock ‘n' roll and electric guitar were beginning their conquest of the world, if not of outer space. This album is evenly divided between covers of tunes from the early ‘60s and original compositions. It is a flawless foray into some of the great timeless recordings of the age and new tunes in homage to the age. READ THE FULL Elmore Magazine REVIEW.